Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Marine Events and Fireworks Displays Within the Fifth Coast Guard District, 23605-23630 [2016-09288]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations rulemaking, call or email Dennis Sens, Fifth Coast Guard District, Prevention Division, (757) 398–6204, Dennis.M.Sens@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Parts 100 and 165 I. Table of Abbreviations [Docket Number USCG–2015–0854] RIN 1625–AA00, AA08 Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Marine Events and Fireworks Displays Within the Fifth Coast Guard District Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Interim final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: The Coast Guard is amending the regulations established for recurring marine events and fireworks displays that take place within the Fifth Coast Guard District area of responsibility. This interim rule revises the listing of events that informs the public of regularly scheduled marine parades, regattas, other organized water events, and fireworks displays that require additional safety measures provided by regulations. Through this rule, the list of recurring marine events requiring special local regulations or safety zones is updated with revisions, additional events, and removal of events that no longer take place in the Fifth Coast Guard District. When these regulations are enforced, certain restrictions are placed on marine traffic in specified areas. This rulemaking project promotes efficiency by eliminating the need to produce a separate rule for each individual recurring event, and serves to provide notice of the known recurring events requiring a special local regulation or safety zone throughout the year. We invite your comments on this rulemaking. DATES: This rule is effective without actual notice from April 22, 2016. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from the date the rule was signed, April 5, 2016, until April 22, 2016. Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before July 21, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2015–0854 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Apr 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 CFR Code of Federal Regulations COTP Captain of the Port DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking § Section U.S.C. United States Code II. Regulatory History and Information The special local regulations listed in 33 CFR 100.501 and safety zones in 33 CFR 165.506 were last amended on April 16, 2015, (80 FR 20418). The Coast Guard is issuing this interim final rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule because immediate action is necessary to protect the maritime public during certain marine events. The potential dangers posed by certain marine events and fireworks displays conducted on waterways in close proximity to other vessel traffic makes special local regulations and safety zones necessary to provide for the safety of participants, spectator craft, and other vessels transiting the event area. Accordingly, waiting for a comment period to run would be contrary to the public interest of protecting life and property. In addition, publishing an NPRM is impracticable because the necessary information regarding these annual recurring marine events and fireworks displays was not available in sufficient time to ensure accurate and up to date listings to allow for a comment period prior to the events. For the same reasons, under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Additionally, providing a 30-day notice would unnecessarily delay the effective dates for the events listed to occur in May and June of 2016, which are also noticed to the public through local media outlets, and are planned on by PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 23605 the local communities where they take place. This interim rule is effective upon publication without prior notice through publication in the Federal Register, however we invite comments regarding the updated list of marine events. The Coast Guard will address all comments accordingly, whether through response, additional revision to the regulations, or otherwise. This rule is prepared to provide the most up to date list of recurring marine events, special local regulations and safety zones, provides ample notice for all listed events occurring after May 2016. Additionally, these recurring events are noticed to the public through local media and planned on by the local communities in which they take place. The current lists of annual and recurring special local regulations and safety zones for marine events and fireworks displays within the Fifth Coast Guard District area of responsibility (AOR) are published under 33 CFR part 100.501 and part 165.506, respectively. These lists were last updated April 16, 2015 through a previous rulemaking (80 FR 20418), and generated no adverse comments. Like this interim rule, the April 2015 rule added to, removed from, and amended 33 CFR 100.501 and 33 CFR 165.506 to create a comprehensive list of recurring marine events and fireworks displays requiring special local regulations and safety zones. III. Background, Purpose, and Legal Basis The Coast Guard regularly updates special local regulations and safety zones established for recurring marine events and fireworks displays that take place either on or over the navigable waters of the United States. Under that rule, the list of recurring marine events requiring special local regulations or safety zones is updated with revisions, additional events, and removal of events that no longer take place within the Fifth Coast Guard District. The Fifth Coast Guard District area of responsibility is defined in 33 CFR 3.25. The purpose of this rulemaking is to ensure the safety of persons, vessels and the navigable waters within close proximity to marine events and or fireworks displays before, during, and after the scheduled event. Publishing these regulatory updates in a single rulemaking promotes administrative efficiency and reduces costs involved in producing a separate rule for each individual recurring event. This action also provides the public with notice through publication in the Federal Register of future recurring marine E:\FR\FM\22APR1.SGM 22APR1 23606 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations events and fireworks displays and their accompanying regulations, special local regulations and safety zones. This rule provides separate tables for each Coast Guard Sector within the Fifth Coast Guard District. The Coast Guard issues this rulemaking under authority in 33 U.S.C. 1231; 33 U.S.C. 1233; 50 U.S.C. 191; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. IV. Discussion of Rule Special Local Regulations This rule adds 4 new special local regulations for marine events, removes 7 regulations and revises 18 previously established regulations for marine events listed in the Table to § 100.501. Other than changes to the dates and locations of certain events, the other provisions in 33 CFR 100.501 remain unchanged. This rule provides additional information about regulated areas and the restrictions that apply to mariners and new terms including ‘‘Race Area’’, ‘‘Spectator Area’’ and ‘‘Buffer Zone’’. The 24 hour contact phone numbers are updated for Coast Guard Sectors Delaware Bay and North Carolina. The Coast Guard revises regulations at 33 CFR 100.501 by adding 4 new special local regulations. The special local regulations are listed in Table 1, including reference by section as printed in the Table to § 100.501. TABLE 1 [Special local regulated areas added to 33 CFR 100.501] Table to § 100.501 section 1. 2. 3. 4. Location (b.)22 ....................................................................... (b.)23 ....................................................................... (b.)24 ....................................................................... (d.)1 ......................................................................... The Coast Guard amends regulations at 33 CFR 100.501 by disestablishing the Choptank River, Cambridge, MD. Breton Bay, Leonardtown, MD. Patapsco River, Baltimore, MD. Atlantic ICW, Lees Cut, Banks Channel, Motts Channel, surrounding Harbor Island, NC. following 7 special local regulated areas listed in Table 2. TABLE 2 [Special local regulated areas removed from 33 CFR 100.501] Event Regulated area 1. September—2nd, 3rd or 4th Friday, Saturday and Sunday; October—1st Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 2. October—2nd Saturday and Sunday. Sunset Lake Hydrofest .................. All waters of Sunset Lake, New Jersey, from shoreline to shoreline, south of latitude 38°58′32″ N. The Liberty Grand Prix .................. 3. June—2nd, 3rd, 4th or last Saturday and Sunday or August— 1st Saturday and Sunday. Thunder on the Narrows ............... 4. September—2nd, 3rd or 4th Friday, Saturday and Sunday. October—1st Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Chesapeake Challenge/Solomons Offshore Grand Prix. 5. June—1st Saturday and Sunday 6. August—1st Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 7. September—3rd and or 4th or last Sunday. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES Date(s) Carolina Cup Regatta .................... SBIP—Fountain Powerboats Kilo Run and Super Boat Grand Prix. Crystal Coast Grand Prix .............. The waters of the Delaware River, adjacent to Philadelphia, PA and Camden, NJ, from shoreline to shoreline, bounded on the south by the Walt Whitman Bridge and bounded on the north by the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. All waters of Prospect Bay enclosed by the following points: Latitude 38°57′52″ N., longitude 076°14′48″ W., thence to latitude 38°58′02″ N., longitude 076°15′05″ W., thence to latitude 38°57′38″ N., longitude 076°15′29″ W., thence to latitude 38°57′28″ N., longitude 076°15′23″ W., thence to point of origin at latitude 38°57′52″ N., longitude 076°14′48″ W. All waters of the Patuxent River, within boundary lines connecting the following positions; originating near north entrance of MD Route 4 bridge, latitude 38°19′45″ N., longitude 076°28′06″ W., thence southwest to south entrance of MD Route 4 bridge, latitude 38°19′24″ N., longitude 076°28′30″ W., thence south to a point near the shoreline, latitude 38°18′32″ N., longitude 076°28′14″ W., thence southeast to a point near the shoreline, latitude 38°17′38″ N., longitude 076°27′26″ W., thence northeast to latitude 38°18′00″ N., longitude 076°26′41″ W., thence northwest to latitude 38°18′59″ N., longitude 076°27′20″ W., located at Solomons, MD, thence continuing northwest and parallel to shoreline to point of origin. The specified waters of Pasquotank River near Elizabeth City, NC. The specified waters of the Pamlico River including Chocowinity Bay, NC. The specified waters of Bogue Sound, adjacent to Morehead City, NC. This rule revises 18 preexisting special local regulations that involves VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Apr 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 change to marine event date(s) and/or coordinates. These events are listed in PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Table 3, with reference by section as printed in the Table to § 100.501. E:\FR\FM\22APR1.SGM 22APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 23607 TABLE 3 [Changes to special local regulation date(s) and coordinates] Revision (date/coordinates) Table to § 100.501 section Location 1. (a.)4 ............................................. 2. (a.)6 ............................................. 3. (a.)7 ............................................. N. Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, NJ ....................................................... N. Atlantic Ocean, Seaside Heights—Normandy Beach, NJ ................ Manasquan River and N. Atlantic Ocean, Asbury Park—Seaside Park, NJ. N. Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, NJ ....................................................... New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, near Atlantic City, NJ ................... Severn River, Annapolis, MD ................................................................ Severn River, Annapolis, MD ................................................................ Severn River, Annapolis, MD ................................................................ Nanticoke River, Sharptown, MD .......................................................... Spa Creek, Severn River, Annapolis, MD ............................................. Patuxent River, Solomons, MD ............................................................. N. Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, MD ....................................................... N. Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, MD ....................................................... Sunset Creek, Hampton River, Hampton, VA ....................................... Rappahannock River, Layton, VA ......................................................... Mill Creek, Hampton, VA ....................................................................... Back River, Poquoson, VA .................................................................... Mattaponi River, Wakema, VA .............................................................. 4. (a.)8 ............................................. 5. (a.)12 ........................................... 6. (b.)1 ............................................. 7. (b.)2 ............................................. 8. (b.)7 ............................................. 9. (b.)10 ........................................... 10. (b.)17 ......................................... 11. (b.)18 ......................................... 12. (b.)19 ......................................... 13. (b.)20 ......................................... 14. (c.)1 ........................................... 15. (c.)4 ........................................... 16. (c.)6 ........................................... 17. (c.)8 ........................................... 18. (c.)9 ........................................... asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES Based on the nature of marine events, large number of participants and spectators, and event locations, the Coast Guard has determined that the events listed in this rule could pose a risk to participants or waterway users if normal vessel traffic were to interfere with the event. Possible hazards include risks of injury or death resulting from near or actual contact among participant vessels and spectator vessels or mariners traversing through the regulated area. In order to protect the safety of all waterway users including event participants and spectators, this rule establishes special local regulations for the time and location of each marine event. This rule provides designated spectator areas for commercial small passenger vessels at certain marine event(s). The purpose of a commercial small passenger vessel spectator area is to ensure the safe operation of commercial vessels that carry a greater number of passengers onboard and operating within the widespread, high capacity spectator fleet at marine events. These spectator areas facilitate direct and unobstructed accesses for first responders should an emergency occur aboard one of the higher capacity commercial passenger vessels. Commercial passenger vessels holding a valid Certificate of Inspection issued under 46 CFR 114.110, and 175.110, (subchapter K or T vessels) are eligible for access to the designated spectator area as directed by the marine event Patrol Commander. Owners or operators of vessels that meet the requirements of subchapter K or T vessels may request access to the Severn River spectator area for the U.S. Naval Academy Blue Angels Air Show by contacting the City of Annapolis Harbormaster Office, at telephone (410) 263–7973 or email at harbormaster@ annapolis.gov. Application must be made no later than seven days prior to the date of the event. Applicants will be notified by the Captain of the Port or representative regarding status of applications generally the Friday before the date of the event. Owners or operators of vessels that meet the requirements of subchapter K or T vessels may request access to the Patapsco River spectator area for the Baltimore Air Show by contacting Sail Baltimore at telephone (410) 522–7300 or email at info@sailbaltimore.org. Application must be made no later than ten days prior to the date of the event. Applicants will be notified by the Captain of the Port or representative regarding status of applications generally the Friday before the date of the event. coordinates. coordinates. dates, coordinates. dates. dates. coordinates. dates. coordinates. coordinates. coordinates. dates. dates, coordinates. date, coordinates. dates. coordinates. coordinates. dates, coordinates. coordinates. This rule prevents vessels from entering, transiting, mooring or anchoring within areas specifically designated as regulated areas during the periods of enforcement unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), or designated Coast Guard Patrol Commander. The designated ‘‘Patrol Commander’’ includes Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has been designated by the COTP to act on their behalf. On-scene patrol commander may be augmented by local, State or Federal officials authorized to act in support of the Coast Guard. Safety Zones This rule adds 4 new safety zones, and revises 22 previously established safety zones listed in the Table to § 165.506. Other than changes to the dates and locations of certain safety zones, the other provisions in 33 CFR 165.506 remain unchanged. The Coast Guard revises the regulations at 33 CFR 165.506 by adding 4 new safety zone locations to the permanent regulations listed in this section. The new safety zones are listed in Table 4, including reference by section as printed in the Table to § 165.506. TABLE 4 [Safety zones added to 33 CFR 165.506] Table to § 165.506 section Location 1. (a.)17 ....................................................................... 2. (a.)18 ....................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Apr 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 N. Atlantic Ocean, Sea Isle City, NJ. Rehoboth Bay, Dewey Beach, DE. Frm 00045 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\22APR1.SGM 22APR1 23608 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 4—Continued [Safety zones added to 33 CFR 165.506] Table to § 165.506 section Location 3. (b.)27 ....................................................................... 4. (b.)28 ....................................................................... The rule revises 22 preexisting safety zones that involves change to event Chester River, Kent Island Narrows, MD. Susquehanna River, Havre de Grace, MD. date(s) and coordinates. These revised safety zones are shown in Table 5, with reference by section as printed in the Table to § 165.506. TABLE 5 [Changes to safety zone date(s) and coordinates] Revision (date/coordinates) Location 1. (a.)1 ............................................. 2. (a.)3 ............................................. 3. (a.)4 ............................................. 4. (a.)5 ............................................. 5. (a.)6 ............................................. 6. (a.)7 ............................................. 7. (a.)8 ............................................. 8. (a.)9 ............................................. 9. (a.)10 ........................................... 10. (a.)11 ......................................... 11. (a.)13 ......................................... 12. (a.)16 ......................................... 13. (b.)2 ........................................... 14. (b.)4 ........................................... 15. (b.)5 ........................................... 16. (b.)12 ......................................... 17. (b.)16 ......................................... 18. (b.)20 ......................................... 19. (b.)22 ......................................... 20. (c.)9 ........................................... 21. (c.)18 ......................................... 22. (c.)23 ......................................... asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES Table to § 165.506 section N. Atlantic Ocean, Bethany Beach, DE ................................................. N. Atlantic Ocean, Rehoboth Beach, DE .............................................. N. Atlantic Ocean, Avalon, NJ ............................................................... Barnegat Bay, Barnegat Township, NJ ................................................. N. Atlantic Ocean, Cape May, NJ ......................................................... Delaware Bay, North Cape May, NJ ..................................................... Great Egg Harbor Inlet, Margate City, NJ ............................................. Metedeconk River, Brick Township, NJ ................................................ N. Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, NJ ....................................................... N. Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, NJ ........................................................ Little Egg Harbor, Parker Island, NJ ..................................................... Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA ......................................................... Severn River and Spa Creek, Annapolis, MD ....................................... Upper Potomac River, Washington, DC ................................................ Northwest Harbor (East Channel), Patapsco River, MD ....................... Potomac River, Fairview Beach, Charles County, MD ......................... Susquehanna River, Havre de Grace, MD ........................................... Upper Potomac River, Washington, DC ................................................ Potomac River, Prince William County, VA .......................................... North Atlantic Ocean, Virginia Beach, VA (safety zone A) ................... Cape Charles Harbor, Cape Charles, VA ............................................. Elizabeth River Eastern Branch, Norfolk, VA ........................................ Each year, organizations in the Fifth Coast Guard District sponsor fireworks displays in the same general location and time period. Each event uses a barge or an on-shore site near the shoreline as the fireworks launch platform. A safety zone is used to control vessel movement within a specified distance surrounding the launch platforms to ensure the safety of persons and property. Coast Guard personnel on scene may allow boaters within the safety zone if conditions permit. The enforcement period for these safety zones is from 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. local time. However, vessels may enter, remain in, or transit through these safety zones during this time frame if authorized by the COTP or designated Coast Guard patrol commander on scene, as provided for in 33 CFR 165.23. This rule provides for the safety of life on navigable waters during the events. The regulatory text we are proposing appears at the end of this document. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Apr 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 V. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on a number of these statutes and executive orders, and we discuss First Amendment rights of protestors. A. Regulatory Planning and Review Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess the costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits. Executive Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. This rule has not been designated a ‘‘significant regulatory action,’’ under Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, the rule has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 dates. dates. dates. dates. dates. dates. dates. dates. dates. dates. dates. dates. coordinates. dates/coordinates. coordinates. dates. dates. dates. dates/coordinates. dates. dates. dates. This regulatory action determination is based on the short amount of time that vessels will be restricted from regulated areas, and the small size of these areas that are usually positioned away from high vessel traffic zones. Generally vessels would not be precluded from getting underway, or mooring at any piers or marinas currently located in the vicinity of the regulated areas. Advance notifications would also be made to the local maritime community by issuance of Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, Marine information and facsimile broadcasts so mariners can adjust their plans accordingly. Notifications to the public for most events will typically be made by local newspapers, radio and TV stations. The Coast Guard anticipates that these special local regulated areas and safety zones will only be enforced one to three times per year. B. Impact on Small Entities The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, 5 U.S.C. 601–612, as amended, E:\FR\FM\22APR1.SGM 22APR1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations requires Federal agencies to consider the potential impact of regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit the regulated areas or safety zones may be small entities, for the reasons stated in section IV.A above this rule would not have a significant economic impact on any vessel owner or operator. However this rule will affect the following entities some of which may be small entities: The owners and operators of vessels intending to transit or anchor in these regulated areas during the times the zones are enforced. These special local regulated areas and safety zones will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for the following reasons: The Coast Guard will ensure that small entities are able to operate in the areas where events are occurring to the extent possible while ensuring the safety of event participants and spectators. The enforcement period will be short in duration and, in many of the areas, vessels can transit safely around the regulated area. Generally, blanket permission to enter, remain in, or transit through these regulated areas will be given, except during the period that the Coast Guard patrol vessel is present. Before the enforcement period, we will issue maritime advisories widely. If you think that your business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule would have a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what degree this rule would economically affect it. Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we want to assist small entities in understanding this rule. If the rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Apr 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 question or complain about this rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. C. Collection of Information This rule would not call for a new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520). D. Federalism and Indian Tribal Governments A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. We have analyzed this rule under that Order and have determined that it is consistent with the fundamental federalism principles and preemption requirements described in Executive Order 13132. Also, this rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it would not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. If you believe this rule has implications for federalism or Indian tribes, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. E. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531–1538) requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for inflation) or more in any one year. Though this rule would not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. F. Environment We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023–01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have made a preliminary determination that this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 23609 have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule involves implementation of regulations within 33 CFR part 100 that apply to organized marine events on the navigable waters of the United States. Some marine events by their nature may introduce potential for adverse impact on the safety or other interest of waterway users or waterfront infrastructure within or close proximity to the event area. The category of water activities includes but is not limited to sail boat regattas, boat parades, power boat racing, swimming events, crew racing, and sail board racing. This section of the rule is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(h) of Figure 2–1 of the Commandant Instruction. An environmental analysis checklist supporting this determination and a Categorical Exclusion Determination are not required for this section of the rule. This rule involves implementation of regulations at 33 CFR part 165 that establish safety zones on navigable waters of the United States for fireworks events. These safety zones are enforced for the duration of fireworks display events. The fireworks are generally launched from or immediately adjacent to navigable waters of the United States. The category of activities includes fireworks launched from barges or at the shoreline that generally rely on the use of navigable waters as a safety buffer. Fireworks displays may introduce potential hazards such as accidental discharge of fireworks, dangerous projectiles, and falling hot embers or other debris. This section of the rule is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(g) of Figure 2–1 of the Commandant Instruction. A preliminary environmental analysis checklist supporting this determination and a Categorical Exclusion Determination are available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this rule. G. Protest Activities The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. Protesters are asked to contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to coordinate protest activities so that your message can be received without jeopardizing the safety or security of people, places, or vessels. E:\FR\FM\22APR1.SGM 22APR1 23610 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations VI. Public Participation and Request for Comments We view public participation as essential to effective rulemaking, and will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. Your comment can help shape the outcome of this rulemaking. If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this rulemaking, indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using http:// www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate instructions. We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and the docket, you may review a Privacy Act notice regarding the Federal Docket Management System in the March 24, 2005, issue of the Federal Register (70 FR 15086). Documents mentioned in this rule as being available in the docket, and all public comments, will be in our online docket at http://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that Web site’s instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign up for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted or a final rule is published. List of Subjects 33 CFR Part 100 Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Waterways. 33 CFR Part 165 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR parts 100 and 165 as follows: PART 100—SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS 1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233. ■ 2. Revise § 100.501 to read as follows: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Apr 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 § 100.501 Special Local Regulations; Marine Events within the Fifth Coast Guard District. The following regulations apply to the marine events listed in the Table to § 100.501. These regulations will be effective annually, for the duration of each event listed in the Table to § 100.501. Annual notice of the exact dates and times of the effective period of the regulation with respect to each event, the geographical area, and details concerning the nature of the event and the number of participants and type(s) of vessels involved will be published in Local Notices to Mariners and via Broadcast Notice to Mariners over VHF– FM marine band radio. (a) Definitions. The following definitions apply to this section: (1) Coast Guard Patrol Commander. A Patrol Commander (PATCOM) is a commissioned, warrant, or petty officer of the Coast Guard who has been designated by the respective Coast Guard Sector—Captain of the Port to enforce these regulations. (2) Official Patrol means any vessel assigned or approved by the respective Captain of the Port with a commissioned, warrant, or petty officer on board and displaying a Coast Guard ensign. (3) Spectators. All persons and vessels not registered with the event sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels. (4) Regulated area as used in this section means an area where Special local regulations apply to a specific described waterway to include creeks, sounds, bays, rivers and oceans. Regulated areas include all waters of a specific body of water described with intent to define boundaries where Coast Guard enforces Special local regulations. Boundaries may be described from shoreline to shoreline, reference bridges or other fixed structures, by points and lines defined by latitude and longitude. All coordinates reference Datum: NAD 1983. (b) Marine Event Patrol. The Coast Guard may assign a marine event patrol, as described in § 100.40 of this part, to each regulated event listed in the table. Additionally, a Patrol Commander may be assigned to oversee the patrol. The marine event patrol and Patrol Commander may be contacted on VHF– FM Channel 16. The Coast Guard Patrol Commander may terminate the event, or the operation of any vessel participating in the marine event, at any time if deemed necessary for the protection of life or property. Only designated marine event participants and their vessels and official patrol vessels are authorized to enter the regulated area. PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (c) Special local regulations. (1) The Coast Guard Patrol Commander or designated marine event patrol may forbid and control the movement of all vessels in the regulated area(s). When hailed or signaled by an official patrol vessel, a vessel in these areas shall immediately comply with the directions given. Failure to do so may result in expulsion from the area, citation for failure to comply, or both. (2) The operator of any vessel in the regulated area shall: (i) Stop the vessel immediately when directed to do so by any Official Patrol and then proceed only as directed. (ii) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the Official Patrol. (iii) When authorized to transit the regulated area, all vessels shall proceed at the minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course that minimizes wake near the race course. (3) Race area. This is an area described by a line bound by coordinates provided in latitude and longitude that outlines the boundary of a race area within the regulated area defined by this part. Only event sponsor designated participants or designated participating vessels and official patrol vessels are allowed to enter the race area. Persons or vessel operators may request authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area by contacting the Patrol Commander on VHF–FM Channel 16. (4) Spectator area. This is an area described by a line bound by coordinates provided in latitude and longitude that outlines the boundary of a spectator area within the regulated area defined by this part. Spectators are only allowed inside the regulated area if they remain within a designated spectator area. All spectator vessels shall be anchored or operate at a No Wake Speed within the designated spectator area. On scene designated PATCOM representatives will direct spectator vessels to the spectator area. Spectators may contact the Coast Guard Patrol Commander to request permission to pass through the regulated area. If permission is granted, spectators must pass directly through the regulated area at safe speed and without loitering. (5) Buffer area. This is a neutral zone that surrounds the perimeter of a Race Area or Marine Event Area within the regulated area described by this part. The purpose of a buffer zone is to minimize potential collision conflicts with marine event participants or race boats and spectator vessels or nearby transiting vessels. This zone provides separation between a Race Area or E:\FR\FM\22APR1.SGM 22APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Marine Event Area and a specified Spectator Area or other vessels that are operating in the vicinity of the Special local regulated area for marine event. (6) Spectators are only allowed inside the regulated area if they remain within a designated spectator area. Spectators may contact the Coast Guard Patrol Commander to request permission to either enter the Spectator Area or pass through the regulated area. If permission is granted, spectators may enter the Spectator Area or must pass directly through the regulated area as instructed by PATCOM at safe speed and without loitering. (d) Contact information. Questions about marine events should be addressed to the local Coast Guard Captain of the Port for the area in which the marine event is occurring. Contact information is listed below. For a description of the geographical area of each Coast Guard Sector—Captain of the Port zone, please see subpart 3.25 of this chapter. (1) Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay—Captain of the Port Zone, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: (215) 271– 4940. (2) Coast Guard Sector Baltimore— Captain of the Port Zone, Baltimore, Maryland: (410) 576–2525. (3) Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads—Captain of the Port Zone, Norfolk, Virginia: (757) 483–8567. (4) Coast Guard Sector North Carolina—Captain of the Port Zone North Carolina: (877) 229–0770 or (910) 362–4015. (e) Application for marine events. The application requirements of § 100.15 of this part apply to all marine events listed in the Table to § 100.501. For information on applying for a marine event permit, contact the Captain of the Port for the area in which the marine event will occur, at the phone numbers listed above. (f) Enforcement periods. The enforcement periods for each of the Special local regulations listed in the Table to § 100.501 of this section are subject to change, but the duration of enforcement would remain the same or nearly the same total amount of time as stated in its table. In the event of a change, or for enforcement periods listed that do not allow a specific date or dates to be determined, the Captain of the Port will provide notice by publishing a Notice of Enforcement in the Federal Register, as well as, issuing a Broadcast Notice to Mariners. (g) Regulations for specific marine events. (1) Marine event (b.) 7, U.S. Naval Academy Blue Angels Air Show. Severn River spectator area; except for a vessel in an emergency situation, a vessel may not anchor or maintain station within the spectator area described in Table to 100.501 (b.) 7 without the permission of the Captain of the Port or designated Patrol Commander. The Captain of the Port has designated this spectator area for commercial small passenger vessel use. This area is closed except for commercial small passenger vessels holding a valid Certificate of Inspection regulated under 46 CFR chapter I, subchapters K and T (46 CFR 114.110, and 175.110). Vessels that meet the requirements of this section may request access to the Severn River spectator area by contacting the City of Annapolis Harbormaster at (410) 263–7973 or email harbormaster@annapolis.gov to obtain a vessel spectator area application. Vessel spectator area applications shall be submitted no later than 7 calendar days prior to the event date. Applicants will be notified by the Captain of the Port or representative regarding status of applications and further instructions. All vessels shall contact the Patrol Commander on VHF– FM channels 16 or 22A prior to 23611 transiting to the spectator area to confirm entry approval. Vessels approved for spectator area access shall follow the instructions issued by the Patrol Commander when entering the regulated area. The regulations for this event will restrict access to some of the anchorage grounds listed at 33 CFR 110.159, Annapolis Harbor, MD, specifically (2) Middle Ground Anchorage, (3) South Anchorage and (4) Naval Anchorage for Small Craft. (2) Marine event (b.) 24, Baltimore Air Show. Patapsco River spectator area; except for a vessel in an emergency situation, a vessel may not anchor or hold station within the spectator area described in Table to 100.501 (b.) 24 without the permission of the Captain of the Port or designated Patrol Commander. The Captain of the Port has designated this spectator area for commercial small passenger vessel use. This area is closed except for commercial small passenger vessels holding a valid Certificate of Inspection regulated under 46 CFR chapter I, subchapters K and T (46 CFR 114.110, and 175.110). Vessels that meet the requirements of this section may request access to the Patapsco River spectator area by contacting the Sail Baltimore at (410) 522–7300 or email info@ sailbaltimore.org to obtain a vessel spectator area application. Vessel spectator area applications shall be submitted no later than 10 calendar days prior to the event date. Applicants will be notified by the Captain of the Port or representative regarding status of applications and further instructions. All vessels shall contact the Patrol Commander on VHF–FM channels 16 or 22A prior to transiting to the spectator area to confirm entry approval. Vessels approved for spectator area access shall follow the instructions issued by the Patrol Commander when entering the regulated area. TABLE TO § 100.501 [All coordinates listed in the Table to § 100.501 reference Datum NAD 1983] No. Enforcement period(s) 1 Event Sponsor Location/special local regulation area (a.) Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay—COTP Zone asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES 1 ............... VerDate Sep<11>2014 June—1st Sunday ......... 16:23 Apr 21, 2016 Atlantic County Day at the Bay. Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00049 Atlantic County, New Jersey. Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 The waters of Great Egg Harbor Bay, adjacent to Somers Point, New Jersey, bounded by a line drawn along the following boundaries: The area is bounded to the north by the shoreline along John F. Kennedy Park and Somers Point, New Jersey; bounded to the east by the State Route 52 bridge; bounded to the south by a line that runs along latitude 39°18′00″ N.; and bounded to the west by a line that runs along longitude 074°37′00″ W. E:\FR\FM\22APR1.SGM 22APR1 23612 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations TABLE TO § 100.501—Continued [All coordinates listed in the Table to § 100.501 reference Datum NAD 1983] Enforcement period(s) 1 2 ............... May—3rd Sunday; September—3rd Saturday. Annual Escape from Fort Delaware Triathlon. Escape from Fort Delaware Triathlon, Inc. 3 ............... June—last Saturday ...... Westville Parade of Lights. Borough of Westville and Westville Power Boat. 4 ............... June—4th Sunday ......... OPA Atlantic City Grand Prix. Offshore Performance Assn. (OPA). 5 ............... July—on or about July 4th. U.S. holiday celebrations City of Philadelphia ....... 6 ............... asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES No. August—2nd Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Point Pleasant OPA/NJ Offshore Grand Prix. Offshore Performance Association (OPA) and New Jersey Offshore Racing Assn. Event Sponsor Location/special local regulation area All waters of the Delaware River between Pea Patch Island and Delaware City, Delaware, bounded by a line connecting the following points: Latitude 39°36′35.7″ N., longitude 075°35′25.6″ W., thence southeast to latitude 39°34′57.3″ N., longitude 075°33′23.1″ W., thence southwest to latitude 39°34′11.9″ N., longitude 075°34′28.6″ W., thence northwest to latitude 39°35′52.4″ N., longitude 075°36′33.9″ W., thence to point of origin. All waters of Big Timber Creek in Westville, New Jersey from shoreline to shoreline bounded on the south from the Route 130 Bridge and to the north by the entrance of the Delaware River. Regulated enforcement area—All waters of the North Atlantic Ocean encompassed within the following areas: Race area: All waters of the North Atlantic Ocean bounded by a line connecting the following points: Latitude 39°21′31″ N., longitude 074°24′45″ W., thence east to latitude 39°21′08″ N., longitude 074°24′32″ W., thence southwest to latitude 39°20′21.5″ N., longitude 074°27′04.6″ W., thence northwest to latitude 39°20′45.6″ N., longitude 074°27′11.6″ W., thence northeast parallel to shoreline to point of origin. Buffer area: All waters of the North Atlantic Ocean bounded by a line connecting the following points: Latitude 39°21′46″ N., longitude 074°24′35″ W., thence east to latitude 39°21′06″ N., longitude 074°24′06″ W., thence southwest to latitude 39°20′06″ N., longitude 074°27′20″ W., thence northwest to latitude 39°20′40.6″ N., longitude 074°27′31.5″ W., thence northeast along the shoreline to point of origin. Spectator area: All waters of the North Atlantic Ocean bounded by a line connecting the following points: Latitude 39°21′05.6″ N., longitude 074°24′05.8″ W., thence east to latitude 39°20′52.1″ N., longitude 074°23′53.9″ W., thence southeast to latitude 39°19′51.6″ N., longitude 074°27′16.2″ W., thence northwest to latitude 39°20′05.6″ N., longitude 074°27′20″ W., thence northeast to point of origin. The waters of the Delaware River, adjacent to Philadelphia, PA and Camden, NJ, from shoreline to shoreline, bounded on the south by the Walt Whitman Bridge and bounded on the north by the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Regulated enforcement area—All waters of the North Atlantic Ocean encompassed within the following areas: Race area: All waters of the North Atlantic Ocean bounded by a line connecting the following points: Latitude 39°59′41″ N., longitude 074°03′20″ W., thence east to latitude 39°59′28″ N., longitude 074°02′15″ W., thence southwest to latitude 39°56′41″ N., longitude 074°02′55″ W., thence west to latitude 39°56′45″ N., longitude 074°03′52″ W., thence north parallel to shoreline to point of origin. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Apr 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\22APR1.SGM 22APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 23613 TABLE TO § 100.501—Continued [All coordinates listed in the Table to § 100.501 reference Datum NAD 1983] No. Enforcement period(s) 1 Event Sponsor May—3rd weekend, Saturday and Sunday. New Jersey Offshore Grand Prix. Offshore Performance Assn. & New Jersey Offshore Racing Assn. 8 ............... asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES 7 ............... August—3rd Tuesday and Wednesday. Thunder Over the Boardwalk Air show. Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce. 9 ............... October—1st Monday (Columbus Day). U.S. holiday celebrations City of Philadelphia ....... 10 ............. December 31st (New Year’s Eve). U.S. holiday celebrations City of Philadelphia ....... VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Apr 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Location/special local regulation area Buffer area: All waters of the North Atlantic Ocean bounded by a line connecting the following points: Latitude 40°00′00″ N., longitude 074°03′31″ W., thence east to latitude 39°59′41″ N., longitude 074°02′00″ W., thence southwest to latitude 39°56′28″ N., longitude 074°02′43″ W., thence west to latitude 39°56′31″ N., longitude 074°04′10″ W., thence north along the shoreline to point of origin. Spectator area: All waters of the North Atlantic Ocean bounded by a line connecting the following points: Latitude 39°59′41″ N., longitude 074°01′59″ W., thence east to latitude 39°59′39″ N., longitude 074°01′48″ W., thence southwest to latitude 39°56′27″ N., longitude 074°02′29″ W., thence west to latitude 39°56′28″ N., longitude 074°02′43″ W., thence north to point of origin. Regulated enforcement area—All waters of the North Atlantic Ocean encompassed within the following areas: Race area: All waters of the North Atlantic Ocean bounded by a line connecting the following points: Latitude 40°05′40″ N., longitude 074°01′59″ W., thence southeast to latitude 40°05′34″ N., longitude 074°01′40″ W., thence south to latitude 40°03′54″ N., longitude 074°02′07″ W., thence west to latitude 40°03′56″ N., longitude 074°02′24″ W., thence north and parallel to shoreline to point of origin. Buffer area: All waters of the North Atlantic Ocean bounded by a line connecting the following points: Latitude 40°05′55″ N., longitude 074°02′02″ W., thence southeast to latitude 40°05′44″ N., longitude 074°01′28″ W., thence south to latitude 40°03′42″ N., longitude 074°02′01″ W., thence west to latitude 40°03′44″ N., longitude 074°02′36″ W., thence north along the shoreline to point of origin. Spectator area: All waters of the North Atlantic Ocean bounded by a line connecting the following points: Latitude 40°05′44″ N., longitude 074°01′27″ W., thence east to latitude 40°05′42″ N., longitude 074°01′20″ W., thence southwest to latitude 40°03′42″ N., longitude 074°01′55″ W., thence west to latitude 40°03′42″ N., longitude 074°02′01″ W., thence north to point of origin. The waters of the North Atlantic Ocean, adjacent to Atlantic City, New Jersey, bounded by a line drawn between the following points: From a point along the shoreline at latitude 39°21′31″ N., longitude 074°25′04″ W., thence southeasterly to latitude 39°21′08″ N., longitude 074°24′48″ W., thence southwesterly to latitude 39°20′16″ N., longitude 074°27′17″ W., thence northwesterly to a point along the shoreline at latitude 39°20′44″ N., longitude 074°27′31″ W., thence northeasterly along the shoreline to latitude 39°21′31″ N., longitude 074°25′04″ W. The waters of the Delaware River, adjacent to Philadelphia, PA and Camden, NJ, from shoreline to shoreline, bounded on the south by the Walt Whitman Bridge and bounded on the north by the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. The waters of the Delaware River, adjacent to Philadelphia, PA and Camden, NJ, from shoreline to shoreline, bounded on the south by the Walt Whitman Bridge and bounded on the north by the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. E:\FR\FM\22APR1.SGM 22APR1 23614 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations TABLE TO § 100.501—Continued [All coordinates listed in the Table to § 100.501 reference Datum NAD 1983] No. Enforcement period(s) 1 Event Sponsor Location/special local regulation area All waters of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) bounded by a line connecting the following points; Latitude 39°15′57″ N., longitude 074°35′09″ W. thence northeast to latitude 39°16′34″ N., longitude 074°33′54″ W. thence southeast to latitude 39°16′17″ N., longitude 074°33′29″ W. thence southwest to latitude 39°15′40″ N., longitude 074°34′46″ W. thence northwest to point of origin, near Ocean City, NJ. All waters of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) bounded by a line connecting the following points; Latitude 39°21′20″ N., longitude 074°27′18″ W. thence northeast to latitude 39°21′27.47″ N., longitude 074°27′10.31″ W. thence northeast to latitude 39°21′33″ N., longitude 074°26′57″ W. thence northwest to latitude 39°21′37″ N., longitude 074°27′03″ W. thence southwest to latitude 39°21′29.88″ N., longitude 074°27′14.31″ W. thence south to latitude 39°21′19″ N., longitude 074°27′22″ W. thence east to latitude 39°21′18.14″ N., longitude 074°27′19.25″ W. thence north to point of origin, near Atlantic City, NJ. 11 ............. September—2nd or 3rd Sunday. Ocean City Air Show ..... Ocean City, NJ .............. 12. ............ June—4th Sunday and August 2nd or 3rd Sunday. September— 2nd or 3rd Saturday and Sunday. Atlantic City International Triathlon. Atlantic City, NJ ............. (b.) Coast Guard Sector Baltimore—COTP Zone March—4th or last Saturday; or April—1st Saturday. USNA Safety at Sea Seminar. U.S. Naval Academy ..... 2 ............... April and May—every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. USNA Crew Races ........ U.S. Naval Academy ..... 3 ............... July—3rd, 4th or last Saturday, or Sunday. Middle River Dinghy Poker Run. Norris Trust Foundation 4 ............... asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES 1 ............... May—1st Sunday .......... Nanticoke River Swim and Triathlon. Nanticoke River Swim and Triathlon, Inc. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Apr 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 All waters of the Severn River from shoreline to shoreline, bounded to the northwest by the Naval Academy (SR–450) Bridge and bounded to the southeast by a line drawn from Triton Light at latitude 38°58′53.0″ N., longitude 076°28′34.4″ W., thence easterly to Carr Point, MD at latitude 38°58′58.7″ N., longitude 076°27′38.9″ W. All waters of the Severn River from shoreline to shoreline, bounded to the northwest by a line drawn from the south shoreline at latitude 39°00′58″ N., longitude 076°31′32″ W. thence to the north shoreline at latitude 39°01′11″ N., longitude 076°31′10″ W., The regulated area is bounded to the southeast by a line drawn from U.S. Naval Academy Light at latitude 38°58′39.5″ N., longitude 076°28′49″ W., thence easterly to Carr Point, MD at latitude 38°58′58″ N., longitude 076°27′41″ W. The waters of Middle River, from shoreline to shoreline, within an area bounded to the north by a line drawn along latitude 39°19′33″ N., and bounded to the south by a line drawn from latitude 39°17′24.4″ N., longitude 076°23′53.3″ W., to latitude 39°18′06.4″ N., longitude 076°23′10.9″ W., located in Baltimore County, at Essex, MD. All waters of the Nanticoke River, including Bivalve Channel and Bivalve Harbor, bounded by a line drawn from a point on the shoreline at latitude 38°18′00″ N., longitude 075°54′00″ W., thence westerly to latitude 38°18′00″ N., longitude 075°55′00″ W., thence northerly to latitude 38°20′00″ N., longitude 075°53′48″ W., thence easterly to latitude 38°19′42″ N., longitude 075°52′54″ W. E:\FR\FM\22APR1.SGM 22APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 23615 TABLE TO § 100.501—Continued [All coordinates listed in the Table to § 100.501 reference Datum NAD 1983] No. Enforcement period(s) 1 Event Sponsor May—Saturday before Memorial Day. Chestertown Tea Party Re-enactment. Chestertown Tea Party Festival. 6 ............... May—3rd Friday, Saturday and Sunday. June 2nd or 3rd Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Washington, D.C. Dragon Boat Festival. Washington, D.C. Dragon Boat Festival, Inc. 7 ............... May—Tuesday and Wednesday before Memorial Day (observed). USNA Blue Angels Air Show. U.S. Naval Academy ..... 8 ............... asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES 5 ............... June—2nd Sunday ........ The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim. The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, Inc. 9 ............... June—3rd, 4th or last Saturday or July—2nd or 3rd Saturday. Maryland Swim for Life District of Columbia Aquatics Club. 10 ............. June—last Saturday and Sunday or July—2nd Saturday and Sunday. Bo Bowman Memorial— Sharptown Regatta. Carolina Virginia Racing Assn. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Apr 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Location/special local regulation area All waters of the Chester River, within a line connecting the following positions: Latitude 39°12′27″ N., longitude 076°03′46″ W.; thence to latitude 39°12′19″ N., longitude 076°03′53″ W.; thence to latitude 39°12′15″ N., longitude 076°03′41″ W.; thence to latitude 39°12′26″ N., longitude 076°03′38″ W.; thence to the point of origin at latitude 39°12′27″ N., longitude 076°03′46″ W., located at Chestertown, MD. The waters of the Upper Potomac River, Washington, DC, from shoreline to shoreline, bounded upstream by the Francis Scott Key Bridge and downstream by the Roosevelt Memorial Bridge, located at Georgetown, Washington, DC. All waters of the Severn River from shoreline to shoreline, bounded to the northwest by a line drawn from the south shoreline at latitude 39°00′38″ N., longitude 076°31′02″ W., thence to the north shoreline at latitude 39°00′52.7″ N., longitude 076°30′46″ W., this line is approximately 1300 yards northwest of the U.S. 50 fixed highway bridge. The regulated area is bounded to the southeast by a line drawn from U.S. Naval Academy Light at latitude 38°58′39.5″ N., longitude 076°28′49″ W., thence southeast to a point 1500 yards ESE of Chinks Point, MD at latitude 38°57′41″ N., longitude 076°27′36″ W., thence northeast to Greenbury Point at latitude 38°58′27.7″ N., longitude 076°27′16.4″ W., Spectator area: All waters of the Severn River bounded by a line commencing at latitude 38°58′38.2″ N., longitude 076°27′56.9″ W., thence southeast to latitude 38°58′24.9″ N., longitude 076°27′47.6″ W., thence west to latitude 38°58′22.3″ N., longitude 076°27′54.5″ W., thence northwest to latitude 38°58′28.3″ N., longitude 076°28′11″ W., thence east to point of origin. This area is located generally in the center portion of Middle Ground Anchorage, Severn River, MD. This spectator area is restricted to certain vessels as described in § 100.501 paragraph (g)(1). The waters of the Chesapeake Bay between and adjacent to the spans of the William P. Lane Jr. Memorial Bridges from shoreline to shoreline, bounded to the north by a line drawn parallel and 500 yards north of the north bridge span that originates from the western shoreline at latitude 39°00′36″ N., longitude 076°23′05″ W., and thence eastward to the eastern shoreline at latitude 38°59′14″ N., longitude 076°20′00″ W., and bounded to the south by a line drawn parallel and 500 yards south of the south bridge span that originates from the western shoreline at latitude 39°00′16″ N., longitude 076°24′30″ W., and thence eastward to the eastern shoreline at latitude 38°58′38.5″ N., longitude 076°20′06″ W. The waters of the Chester River from shoreline to shoreline, bounded on the south by a line drawn at latitude 39°10′16″ N., near the Chester River Channel Buoy 35 (LLN–26795) and bounded on the north at latitude 39°12′30″ N., by the Maryland S.R. 213 Highway Bridge. Regulated enforcement area—All waters of the Nanticoke River encompassed within the following areas: E:\FR\FM\22APR1.SGM 22APR1 23616 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations TABLE TO § 100.501—Continued [All coordinates listed in the Table to § 100.501 reference Datum NAD 1983] No. 11 ............. Enforcement period(s) 1 Event Sponsor May/June—Saturday and Sunday after Memorial Day (observed); and October—1st Saturday and Sunday. September—2nd Saturday or the Saturday after Labor Day. (biennial, even years). Rock Hall and WaterKinetic Endeavors, LLC man’s Triathlon Swims. Catholic Charities Dragon Boat Races. Associated Catholic Charities, Inc. 13 ............. June—3rd, 4th or last Saturday or Sunday. Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge. Baltimore Dragon Boat Club. 14 ............. May—2nd, 3rd 4th or last Saturday. June— 1st, 2nd or 3rd Saturday. Oxford-Bellevue Sharkfest Swim. Enviro-Sports Productions Inc. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES 12 ............. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Apr 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Location/special local regulation area Race area: All waters of the Nanticoke River commencing at a point at latitude 38°33′02″ N., longitude 075°42′44″ W., thence northwest to latitude 38°33′03″ N., longitude 075°42′45″ W., thence southwest to latitude 38°32′46″ N., longitude 075°43′08″ W., thence southeast to latitude 38°32′45″ N., longitude 075°43′07″ W., thence northeast to the point of origin. Race boat/participant access area: Located southwest and down river from the race area. From shoreline to shoreline and bound by a line commencing at latitude 38°32′37″ N., longitude 075°43′14″ W., thence northwest across the river to latitude 38°32′41.5″ N., longitude 075°43′19.3″ W., thence northeast to latitude 38°32′46″ N., longitude 075°43′14″ W., thence southeast along the Route 313 bridge to latitude 38°32′41.7″ N., longitude 075°43′08.2″ W., thence southwest to point of origin. Buffer area: All waters of the Nanticoke River bounded by a line connecting the following points: Commencing at latitude 38°33′02″ N., longitude 075°42′39″ W., thence southwest tolatitude 38°32′42″ N., longitude 075°43′07″ W., thence northwest to latitude 38°32′47″ N., longitude 075°43′13″ W., thence northeast to latitude 38°33′07.5″ N., longitude 75°42′46″ W., thence southwest to the point of origin. Spectator area: All waters of the Nanticoke River bounded by the following points: Located northeast and up-river from the race area. From shoreline to shoreline and bound by a line commencing at latitude 38°33′08.5″ N., longitude 075°42′33.6″ W., thence southeasterly along the shoreline to latitude 38°33′02″ N., longitude 075°42′39″ W., thence across the river northwest to latitude 38°33′07.4″ N., longitude 075°42′46″ W., thence the northeast along the shoreline to latitude 38°33′13″ N., longitude 075°42′41.5″ W., thence southeast across the river to point of origin. The waters of Rock Hall Harbor from shoreline to shoreline, bounded by a line drawn from latitude 39°07′59″ N., longitude 076°15′03″ W., to latitude 39°07′50″ N., longitude 076°14′41″ W., located at the entrance to Rock Hall, MD. The waters of the Patapsco River, within the Inner Harbor, from shoreline to shoreline, bounded on the east by a line drawn along longitude 076°36′30″ W., located at Baltimore, MD. The waters of Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor, in Baltimore, MD, from shoreline to shoreline, within an area bounded on the east by a line drawn along longitude 076°35′ W., and bounded on the west by a line drawn along longitude 076°36′ W. The waters of the Tred Avon River from shoreline to shoreline, within an area bounded on the east by a line drawn from latitude 38°42′25″ N., longitude 076°10′45″ W., thence south to latitude 38°41′37″ N., longitude 076°10′26″ W., and bounded on the west by a line drawn from latitude 38°41′58″ N., longitude 076°11′04″ W., thence south to latitude 38°41′25″ N., longitude 076°10′49″ W., thence east to latitude 38°41′25″ N., longitude 076°10′30″ W., located at Oxford, MD. E:\FR\FM\22APR1.SGM 22APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 23617 TABLE TO § 100.501—Continued [All coordinates listed in the Table to § 100.501 reference Datum NAD 1983] No. Enforcement period(s) 1 15 ............. June—1st Sunday ......... 16 ............. Location/special local regulation area Washington’s Crossing: Swim Across the Potomac. Wave One Swimming .... October—last Saturday; or November—1st or 2nd Saturday. The MRE Tug of War .... Maritime Republic of Eastport. 17 ............. December—2nd Saturday. Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade. Eastport Yacht Club ...... 18 ............. Memorial Day weekend—Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday; or Labor Day weekend—Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday; or October— last Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. NAS Patuxent River Air Expo. NAS Patuxent River ...... 19 ............. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES Sponsor May—1st or 2nd Saturday and Sunday; October—1st or 2nd Saturday and Sunday. Ocean City Maryland Offshore Grand Prix. Offshore Performance Assn. Racing, LLC. The waters of the Potomac River, from shoreline to shoreline, bounded to the north by a line drawn that originates at Jones Point Park, VA at the west shoreline latitude 38°47′35″ N., longitude 077°02′22″ W., thence east to latitude 38°47′2″ N., longitude 077°00′58″ W., at east shoreline near National Harbor, MD. The regulated area is bounded to the south by a line drawn originating at George Washington Memorial Parkway highway overpass and Cameron Run, west shoreline latitude 38°47′23″ N., longitude 077°03′03″ W., thence east to latitude 38°46′52″ N., longitude 077°01′13″ W., at east shoreline near National Harbor, MD. The waters of Spa Creek from shoreline to shoreline, extending 400 feet from either side of a rope spanning Spa Creek from a position at latitude 38°58′36.9″ N., longitude 076°29′03.8″ W., on the Annapolis shoreline to a position at latitude 38°58′26.4″ N., longitude 076°28′53.7″ W., on the Eastport shoreline. All waters of Spa Creek and the Severn River, shoreline to shoreline, bounded on the east by a line drawn from Triton Light, at latitude 38°58′53.1″ N., longitude 076°28′34.3″ W., thence southwest to Horn Point, at 38°58′20.9″ N., longitude 076°28′27.1″ W., Annapolis, MD. All waters of the lower Patuxent River, near Solomons, Maryland, located between Fishing Point and the base of the break wall marking the entrance to the East Seaplane Basin at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, within an area bounded by a line connecting position latitude 38°17′39″ N., longitude 076°25′47″ W.; thence to latitude 38°17′47″ N., longitude 076°26′00″ W.; thence to latitude 38°18′09″ N., longitude 076°25′40″ W.; thence to latitude 38°18′00″ N., longitude 076°25′25″ W., located along the shoreline at U.S. Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. All waters of the lower Patuxent River, near Solomons, Maryland, located between Hog Point and Cedar Point, within an area bounded by a line drawn from a position at latitude 38°18′41″ N., longitude 076°23′43″ W.; to latitude 38°18′16″ N., longitude 076°22′35″ W.; thence to latitude 38°18′12″ N., longitude 076°22′37″ W.; thence to latitude 38°18′36″ N., longitude 076°23′46″ W., located adjacent to the shoreline at U.S. Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. Regulated enforcement area: All waters of North Atlantic Ocean bounded within the following designated areas. Race area: All waters of North Atlantic Ocean commencing at latitude 38°20′06.33″ N. longitude 075°04′39.09″ W., thence east to latitude 38°20′03.75″ N. longitude 075°04′27.46″ W., thence north and parallel to Ocean City shoreline to latitude 38°21′32.00″ N. longitude 075°03′46.57″ W.; thence west to shoreline at latitude 38°21′34.58″ N. longitude 075°04′00.95″ W.; thence south to the point of origin. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Apr 21, 2016 Event Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\22APR1.SGM 22APR1 23618 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations TABLE TO § 100.501—Continued [All coordinates listed in the Table to § 100.501 reference Datum NAD 1983] No. Enforcement period(s) 1 Event Sponsor June—1st, 2nd or 3rd Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Ocean City Air Show ..... Town of Ocean City, Maryland. 21 ............. June—3rd, 4th or last Sunday. Coastal Aquatics Swim Team Open Water Summer Shore Swim. Coastal Aquatics Swim Team. 22 ............. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES 20 ............. Memorial Day weekend (Saturday and Sunday). July—last Saturday or Sunday. Cambridge Classic Powerboat Race. Cambridge Power Boat Regatta Association. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Apr 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Location/special local regulation area Buffer area: 500 yards in all directions surrounding the ‘‘Race area’’. All waters of North Atlantic Ocean commencing at a point near the shoreline at latitude 38°21′52″ N. longitude 075°04′09″ W., thence east to latitude 38°21′44″ N. longitude 075°03′21″ W., thence southwest and parallel to Ocean City shoreline latitude 38°19′47″ N. longitude 075°04′15″ W., thence west to the shoreline at latitude 38°19′55″ N. longitude 075°04′57″ W. Spectator area: Vessel operation restricted to operate at No Wake Speed. All waters of North Atlantic Ocean commencing at latitude 38°20′01″ N. longitude 075°04′08.4″ W., thence east to latitude 38°19′58″ N. longitude 075°03′57″ W., thence north and parallel to Ocean City shoreline to latitude 38°21′26″ N. longitude 075°03′16″ W.; thence west to shoreline at latitude 38°21′29″ N. longitude 075°03′27.8″ W., thence south to the point of origin. All waters of the North Atlantic Ocean within an area bounded by the following coordinates: latitude 38°21′48.7″ N., longitude 075°04′10″ W.; latitude 38°21′31.5″ N., longitude 075°03′11.4″ W.; latitude 38°19′22.6″ N., longitude 075°04′09.5″ W.; and latitude 38°19′38.5″ N., longitude 075°05′05.4″ W., located at Ocean City, MD. All waters of the Nanticoke River, including Bivalve Channel and Bivalve Harbor, bounded by a line drawn from a point on the shoreline at latitude 38°18′00″ N., longitude 075°54′00″ W., thence westerly to latitude 38°18′00″ N., longitude 075°55′00″ W., thence northerly to latitude 38°20′00″ N., longitude 075°53′48″ W., thence easterly to latitude 38°19′42″ N., longitude 075°52′54″ W. Regulated enforcement area: All waters within of Hambrooks Bay and Choptank River bounded within the following described areas. Race area: All waters within Hambrooks Bay bound to the east by the breakwall and continuing along a line drawn from the east end of breakwall located at latitude 38°35′27.6″ N., longitude 076°04′50.1″ W., thence south to Great Marsh Point located at latitude 38°35′06″ N., longitude 076°04′40.6″ W. Buffer area: All waters within Hambrooks Bay (with the exception of the Race Area designated by the marine event sponsor) bound to the east by the breakwall and continuing along a line drawn from the east end of breakwall located at latitude 38°35′27.6″ N., longitude 076°04′50.1″ W., thence south to Great Marsh Point located at latitude 38°35′06″ N., longitude 076°04′40.6″ W. Spectator area: All waters of the Choptank River, from Great Marsh Point, commencing at latitude 38°35′06″ N., longitude 076°04′40.4″ W., thence north near the terminus of breakwall, latitude 38°35′29.8″ N., longitude 076°04′51″ W., thence northwest parallel with breakwall to latitude 38°35′34.5″ N. longitude 076°05′12.5″ W.; thence northeast to latitude 38°35′40.2″ N., longitude 076°05′09.8″ W., thence east to latitude 38°35′33.7″ N., longitude 076°04′41.6″ W., thence southeast to latitude 38°35′07.9″ N., longitude 076°04′31.4″ W., thence west to the point of origin. E:\FR\FM\22APR1.SGM 22APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 23619 TABLE TO § 100.501—Continued [All coordinates listed in the Table to § 100.501 reference Datum NAD 1983] No. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES 23 ............. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Enforcement period(s) 1 July—4th or last Saturday and Sunday;. 16:23 Apr 21, 2016 Event Sponsor Southern Maryland Boat Southern Maryland Boat Club Summer Regatta. Club. Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Location/special local regulation area All waters of Breton Bay, immediately adjacent to Leonardtown, MD shoreline, from shoreline to shoreline, within an area bounded to the east by a line drawn along latitude-38°16′43″ N., and bounded to the west by a line drawn along longitude 076°38′29.5″ W., located at Leonardtown, MD. Race area: The race area is rectangular in shape measuring approximately 200 yards by 1000 yards. The area is bounded by a line commencing at position latitude 38°17′07.2″ N., longitude 076°38′17.9″ W.; thence southeast to latitude 38°16′53.6″ N., longitude 076°37′43.7″ W.; thence southwest to latitude 38°16′48.6″ N., longitude 076°37′46.8″ W.; thence northwest to latitude 38°17′02.3″ N., longitude 076°38′21.1″ W.; thence northeast to point of origin. Buffer area: The area surrounds the entire race area described in the preceding paragraph of this section. This area is rectangular in shape and provides a buffer of approximately 120 yards around the perimeter of the race area. The area is bounded by a line commencing at position latitude 38°17′11.7″ N., longitude 076°38′19.5″ W.; thence southeast to latitude 38°16′55.6″ N., longitude 076°37′37.5″ W.; thence southwest to latitude 38°16′43.7″ N., longitude 076°37′45″ W.; thence northwest to latitude 38°17′00.3″ N., longitude 076°38′27.4″ W.; thence northeast to point of origin. Spectator area: A. The area is bounded by a line commencing at position latitude 38°17′09.7″ N., longitude 076°38′06.3″ W.; thence southeast to latitude 38°17′05″ N., longitude 076°37′54″ W.; thence southwest to latitude 38°17′02.2″ N., longitude 076°37′53.8″ W.; thence northwest to latitude 38°17′08.5″ N., longitude 076°38′10.1″ W.; thence northeast to point of origin. B. The area is bounded by a line commencing at position latitude 38°17′02.2″ N., longitude 076°37′44.1″ W.; thence southeast to latitude 38°16′59″ N., longitude 076°37′35.9″ W.; thence southwest to latitude 38°16′56.1″ N., longitude 076°37′37.6″ W.; thence northwest to latitude 38°16′59.9″ N., longitude 076°37′47.5″ W.; thence northeast to point of origin. C. The area is bounded by a line commencing at position latitude 38°16′57.3″ N., longitude 076°38′20.7″ W.; thence southeast to latitude 38°16′49.3″ N., longitude 076°38′00.2″ W.; thence southwest to latitude 38°16′47.9″ N., longitude 076°38′01.1″ W.; thence northwest to latitude 38°16′55.7″ N., longitude 076°38′21.8″ W.; thence northeast to point of origin. D. The area is bounded by a line commencing at position latitude 38°16′47″ N., longitude 076°37′54.5″ W.; thence southeast to latitude 38°16′44.3″ N., longitude 076°37′47.2″ W.; thence southwest to latitude 38°16′43.2″ N., longitude 076°37′47.1″ W.; thence northwest to latitude 38°16′43.3″ N., longitude 076°37′57.9″ W.; thence northeast to point of origin. E:\FR\FM\22APR1.SGM 22APR1 23620 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations TABLE TO § 100.501—Continued [All coordinates listed in the Table to § 100.501 reference Datum NAD 1983] No. Enforcement period(s) 1 Event 24 ............. October—Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday after Columbus Day (observed) (biennial, even years) Baltimore Air Show ........ Sponsor Star-Spangled 200, Inc Location/special local regulation area Regulated area: All waters of the Patapsco River, within an area bounded by a line connecting position latitude 39°16′00″ N., longitude 076°36′30″ W.; thence east to latitude 39°16′00″ N., longitude 076°33′00″ W.; thence south to latitude 39°14′30″ N., longitude 076°33′00″ W.; thence west to latitude 39°14′30″ N., longitude 076°36′30″ W.; thence north to point of origin, located between Port Covington and Seagirt Marine Terminal, Baltimore, MD. Spectator Area: All waters of Patapsco River located between the north boundary defined by a line drawn from the vicinity of North Locust Point Marine Terminal, Pier 1 thence east to Canton Industrial area, Pier 5; the south boundary is defined by a line drawn from vicinity of Whetstone Point thence east to Lazaretto Point. This area is located generally where Northwest Harbor, East Channel, joins Patapsco River, Fort McHenry Channel, near Fort McHenry National Monument, Baltimore, MD. This area is bound by a line to the north commencing at position latitude 39°16′01″ N., longitude 076°34′46″ W.; thence east to latitude 39°16′01″ N., longitude 076°34′09″ W.; and bound by a line to the south commencing at position latitude 39°15′39″ N., longitude 076°35′23″ W.; thence east to latitude 39°15′26″ N., longitude 076°34′03″ W. This spectator area is restricted to certain vessels as described in § 100.501 paragraph (g)(2). (c.) Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads—COTP Zone asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES 1 ............... VerDate Sep<11>2014 May—last Friday, Saturday and Sunday and/ or June—1st Friday, Saturday and Sunday. October—3rd and 4th weekend. 16:23 Apr 21, 2016 Blackbeard Festival, Battle of Hampton. Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00058 City of Hampton ............ Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 The waters of Sunset Creek and Hampton River shore to shore bounded to the north by the I– 64 Bridge over the Hampton River and to the south by a line drawn from Hampton River Channel Light 16 (LL 5715), located at latitude 37°01′03″ N., longitude 76°20′26″ W., to the finger pier across the river at Fisherman’s Wharf, located at latitude 37°01′01.5″ N., longitude 76°20′32″ W. Spectator Vessel Anchorage Areas—Area A: Located in the upper reaches of the Hampton River, bounded to the south by a line drawn from the western shore at latitude 37°01′48″ N., longitude 76°20′22″ W., across the river to the eastern shore at latitude 37°01′44″ N., longitude 76°20′13″ W., and to the north by the I– 64 Bridge over the Hampton River. The anchorage area will be marked by orange buoys. Area B: Located on the eastern side of the channel, in the Hampton River, south of the Queen Street Bridge, near the Riverside Health Center. Bounded by the shoreline and a line drawn between the following points: Latitude 37°01′26″ N., longitude 76°20′24″ W., latitude 37°01′22″ N., longitude 76°20′26″ W., and latitude 37°01′22″ N., longitude 76°20′23″ W. The anchorage area will be marked by orange buoys. E:\FR\FM\22APR1.SGM 22APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 23621 TABLE TO § 100.501—Continued [All coordinates listed in the Table to § 100.501 reference Datum NAD 1983] Enforcement period(s) 1 Event 2 ............... June—1st Friday, Saturday and Sunday or 2nd Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Norfolk Harborfest ......... Norfolk Festevents, Ltd 3 ............... asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES No. June—2nd or 3rd Saturday. Cock Island Race .......... Portsmouth Boat Club & City of Portsmouth, VA. 4 ............... June—last Saturday or July—1st Saturday. RRBA Spring Radar Shootout. Rappahannock River Boaters Association (RRBA). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Apr 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00059 Sponsor Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Location/special local regulation area The waters of the Elizabeth River and its branches from shoreline to shoreline, bounded to the northwest by a line drawn across the Port Norfolk Reach section of the Elizabeth River between the northern corner of the landing at Hospital Point, Portsmouth, Virginia, latitude 36°50′51″ N., longitude 076°18′09″ W. and the north corner of the City of Norfolk Mooring Pier at the foot of Brooks Avenue located at latitude 36°51′00″ N., longitude 076°17′52″ W.; bounded on the southwest by a line drawn from the southern corner of the landing at Hospital Point, Portsmouth, Virginia, at latitude 36°50′50″ N., longitude 076°18′10″ W., to the northern end of the eastern most pier at the Tidewater Yacht Agency Marina, located at latitude 36°50′29″ N., longitude 076°17′52″ W.; bounded to the south by a line drawn across the Lower Reach of the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, between the Portsmouth Lightship Museum located at the foot of London Boulevard, in Portsmouth, Virginia at latitude 36°50′10″ N., longitude 076°17′47″ W., and the northwest corner of the Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock, Berkley Plant, Pier No. 1, located at latitude 36°50′08″ N., longitude 076°17′39″ W.; and to the southeast by the Berkley Bridge which crosses the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River between Berkley at latitude 36°50′21.5″ N., longitude 076°17′14.5″ W., and Norfolk at latitude 36°50′35″ N., longitude 076°17′10″ W. The waters of the Elizabeth River and its branches from shoreline to shoreline, bounded to the northwest by a line drawn across the Port Norfolk Reach section of the Elizabeth River between the northern corner of the landing at Hospital Point, Portsmouth, Virginia, latitude 36°50′51″ N., longitude 076°18′09″ W., and the north corner of the City of Norfolk Mooring Pier at the foot of Brooks Avenue located at latitude 36°51′00″ N., longitude 076°17′52″ W.; bounded on the southwest by a line drawn from the southern corner of the landing at Hospital Point, Portsmouth, Virginia, at latitude 36°50′50″ N., longitude 076°18′10″ W., to the northern end of the eastern most pier at the Tidewater Yacht Agency Marina, located at latitude 36°50′29″ N., longitude 076°17′52″ W.; bounded to the south by a line drawn across the Lower Reach of the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, between the Portsmouth Lightship Museum located at the foot of London Boulevard, in Portsmouth, Virginia at latitude 36°50′10″ N., longitude 076°17′47″ W., and the northwest corner of the Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock, Berkley Plant, Pier No. 1, located at latitude 36°50′08″ N., longitude 076°17′39″ W.; and to the southeast by the Berkley Bridge which crosses the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River between Berkley at latitude 36°50′21.5″ N., longitude 076°17′14.5″ W., and Norfolk at latitude 36°50′35″ N., longitude 076°17′10″ W. All waters of Rappahannock River, adjacent to Layton, VA, from shoreline to shoreline, bounded on the west by a line running along longitude 076°58′30″ W., and bounded on the east by a line running along longitude 076°56′00″ W. E:\FR\FM\22APR1.SGM 22APR1 23622 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations TABLE TO § 100.501—Continued [All coordinates listed in the Table to § 100.501 reference Datum NAD 1983] No. Enforcement period(s) 1 Event Sponsor July—last Wednesday and following Friday; or August—1st Wednesday and following Friday. Pony Penning Swim ...... Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department. 6 ............... asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES 5 ............... August 1st or 2nd Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Hampton Cup Regatta .. Hampton Cup Regatta Boat Club. 7 ............... September 1st Friday, Saturday and Sunday or 2nd Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Hampton Virginia Bay Days Festival. Hampton Bay Days Inc VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Apr 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Location/special local regulation area Buffer area: The waters of Rappahannock River extending 200 yards outwards from east and west boundary lines described in this section. Spectator area: The regulated area cannot accommodate spectator vessels due to limitations posed by shallow water and insufficient waters to provide adequate separation between race course and other vessels. Spectators are encouraged to view the race from points along the adjacent shoreline. The waters of Assateague Channel from shoreline to shoreline, bounded to the east by a line drawn from latitude 37°55′01″ N., longitude 075°22′40″ W., thence south to latitude 37°54′50″ N., longitude 075°22′46″ W.; and to the southwest by a line drawn from latitude 37°54′54″ N., longitude 075°23′00″ W., thence east to latitude 37°54′49″ N., longitude 075°22′49″ W. Regulated enforcement area—All waters of Mill Creek, adjacent and north of Fort Monroe, Hampton, Virginia. The regulated area includes the following areas: Race area: All waters within the following boundaries: To the north, a line drawn along latitude 37°01′03″ N., to the east a line drawn along longitude 076°18′30″ W., to the south a line drawn parallel with the Fort Monroe shoreline, and west boundary is parallel with the Route 258—East Mercury Boulevard Bridge-causeway. Buffer area A: All waters bounded by a line connecting the following points: Latitude 37°00′43″ N., longitude 076°18′54″ W., thence north along the causeway to latitude 37°01′03″ N., longitude 076°18′52″ W., thence southwest to latitude 37°01′00″ N., longitude 076°18′54″ W., thence south to Route 143 causeway at latitude 37°00′44″ N., longitude 076°18′58″ W., thence east along the shoreline to point of origin. Buffer area B: All waters bounded by a line connecting the following points: Latitude 37°01′08″ N., longitude 076°18′49″ W., thence east to latitude 37°01′08″ N., longitude 076°18′23″ W., thence south to latitude 37°00′33″ N., longitude 076°18′23″ W., thence west to latitude 37°00′33″ N., longitude 076°18′30″ W., thence north to latitude 37°01′03″ N., longitude 076°18′30″ W., thence west to latitude 37°01′03″ N., longitude 076°18′49″ W., thence north to point of origin. Spectator area: All waters bounded by a line connecting the following points: Latitude 37°01′08″ N., longitude 076°18′23″ W., thence east to latitude 37°01′08″ N., longitude 076°18′14″ W., thence south to latitude 37°00′54″ N., longitude 076°18′14″ W., thence southwest to latitude 37°00′37″ N., longitude 076°18′23″ W., thence north to point of origin. The waters of Sunset Creek and Hampton River shore to shore bounded to the north by the I– 64 Bridge over the Hampton River and to the south by a line drawn from Hampton River Channel Light 16 (LL 5715), located at latitude 37°01′03″ N., longitude 076°20′26″ W., to the finger pier across the river at Fisherman’s Wharf, located at latitude 37°01′01.5″ N., longitude 076°20′32″ W. E:\FR\FM\22APR1.SGM 22APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 23623 TABLE TO § 100.501—Continued [All coordinates listed in the Table to § 100.501 reference Datum NAD 1983] No. Enforcement period(s) 1 Event Sponsor Location/special local regulation area 8 ............... September—last Sunday or October—1st or 2nd Sunday. Poquoson Seafood Festival Workboat Races. City of Poquoson ........... 9 ............... June—3rd Saturday and Sunday or 4th Saturday and Sunday. Mattaponi Drag Boat Race. Mattaponi Volunteer Rescue Squad and Dive Team. The waters of the Back River, Poquoson, Virginia. Race area: The area is bounded on the north by a line drawn along latitude 37°06′30″ N., bounded on the south by a line drawn along latitude 37°06′15″ N., bounded on the east by a line drawn along longitude 076°18′52″ W., and bounded on the west by a line drawn along longitude 076°19′30″ W. Buffer area: The waters of Back River extending 200 yards outwards from east and west boundary lines, and 100 yards outwards from the north and south boundary lines described in this section. Spectator area: Is located along the south boundary line of the buffer area described in this section and continues to the south for 300 yards. All waters of Mattaponi River immediately adjacent to Rainbow Acres Campground, King and Queen County, Virginia. The regulated area includes a section of the Mattaponi River approximately three-quarter mile long and bounded in width by each shoreline, bounded to the east by a line that runs parallel along longitude 076°52′43″ W., near the mouth of Mitchell Hill Creek, and bounded to the west by a line that runs parallel along longitude 076°53′41″ W., just north of Wakema, Virginia. Buffer area: The waters of Mattaponi River extending 200 yards outwards from east and west boundary lines described in this section. Spectator area: The regulated area cannot accommodate spectator vessels due to limitations posed by shallow water and insufficient waters to provide adequate separation between race course and other vessels. Spectators are encouraged to view the race from points along the adjacent shoreline. (d.) Coast Guard Sector North Carolina—COTP Zone asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES 1 ............... September—4th or last Saturday and or Sunday. Swim the Loop and Motts Channel Sprint. Without Limits Coaching, Inc. 2 ............... September—3rd, 4th or last Saturday; October—last Saturday; November—1st and or 2nd Saturday. Wilmington YMCA Triathlon. Wilmington, NC, YMCA VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Apr 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 All waters surrounding Harbor Island, NC including Intracoastal waterway, Lees Cut, Banks Channel and Motts Channel. Enforcement area extends approximately 100 yards from the shoreline of Harbor Island and is bounded by a line connecting the following points; latitude 34°12′55″ N., longitude 077°48′59″ W., thence northeast to latitude 34°13′16″ N., longitude 077°48′39″ W. thence southeast to latitude 34°13′06″ N., longitude 077°48′18″ W., thence east to latitude 34°13′12″ N., longitude 077°47′41″ W., thence southeast to latitude 34°13′06″ N., longitude 077°47′33″ W., thence south to latitude 34°12′31″ N., longitude 077°47′47″ W., thence southwest to latitude 34°12′11″ N., longitude 077°48′01″ W., thence northwest to latitude 34°12′29″ N., longitude 077°48′29″ W., thence north to latitude 34°12′44″ N., longitude 077°48′32″ W., thence northwest to point of origin. The waters of, and adjacent to, Wrightsville Channel, from Wrightsville Channel Day beacon 14 (LLNR 28040), located at latitude 34°12′18″ N., longitude 077°48′10″ W., to Wrightsville Channel Day beacon 25 (LLNR 28080), located at latitude 34°12′51″ N., longitude 77°48′53″ W. E:\FR\FM\22APR1.SGM 22APR1 23624 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations TABLE TO § 100.501—Continued [All coordinates listed in the Table to § 100.501 reference Datum NAD 1983] No. Enforcement period(s) 1 Event Sponsor Location/special local regulation area 3 ............... August—2nd Saturday .. The Crossing ................. Organization to Support the Arts, Infrastructure, and Learning on Lake Gaston, AKA O’SAIL. All waters of Lake Gaston, from shoreline to shoreline, directly under the length of Eaton Ferry Bridge (NC State Route 903), latitude 36°31′06″ N., longitude 077°57′37″ W., bounded to the west by a line drawn parallel and 100 yards from the western side of Eaton Ferry Bridge near Littleton, NC. 1 As noted in paragraph (f) of this section, the enforcement period for each of the listed special local regulations is subject to change. PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 3. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 50 U.S.C. 191, 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. § 165.506 ■ [Amended] 4. Revise § 165.506 to read as follows: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES § 165.506 Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays in the Fifth Coast Guard District. (a) Regulations. (1) The general regulations contained in 33 CFR 165.23 apply. (2) The following regulations apply to the fireworks safety zones listed in the Table to § 165.506. These regulations will be enforced annually, for the duration of each fireworks event listed in the Table to § 165.506. In the case of inclement weather, the event may be conducted on the day following the date listed in the Table to § 165.506. Annual notice of the exact dates and times of the enforcement period of the regulation with respect to each safety zone, the geographical area, and other details concerning the nature of the fireworks event will be published in Local Notices to Mariners and via Broadcast Notice to Mariners over VHF–FM marine band radio. (3) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Coast Guard Patrol Commander or the designated on-scene-patrol personnel. Those personnel are comprised of commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the U.S. Coast Guard. Other Federal, State and local agencies may assist these personnel in the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Apr 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 enforcement of the safety zone. Upon being hailed by a U.S. Coast Guard vessel by siren, radio, flashing light or other means, the operator of a vessel shall proceed as directed. (b) Notification. (1) Fireworks barges and launch sites on land that operate within the regulated areas contained in the Table to § 165.506 will have a sign affixed to the port and starboard side of the barge or mounted on a post 3 feet above ground level when on land immediately adjacent to the shoreline and facing the water labeled ‘‘FIREWORKS—DANGER—STAY AWAY’’. This will provide on scene notice that the safety zone will be enforced on that day. This notice will consist of a diamond shaped sign 4 feet by 4 feet with a 3-inch orange retro reflective border. The word ‘‘DANGER’’ shall be 10 inch black block letters centered on the sign with the words ‘‘FIREWORKS’’ and ‘‘STAY AWAY’’ in 6 inch black block letters placed above and below the word ‘‘DANGER’’ respectively on a white background. (2) Coast Guard Captains of the Port in the Fifth Coast Guard District will notify the public of the enforcement of these safety zones by all appropriate means to affect the widest publicity among the affected segments of the public. Publication in the Local Notice to Mariners, marine information broadcasts, and facsimile broadcasts may be made for these events, beginning 24 to 48 hours before the event is scheduled to begin, to notify the public. (c) Contact information. Questions about safety zones and related events should be addressed to the local Coast Guard Captain of the Port for the area in which the event is occurring. Contact information is listed below. For a description of the geographical area of PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 each Coast Guard Sector—Captain of the Port zone, please see 33 CFR 3.25. (1) Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay—Captain of the Port Zone, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: (215) 271– 4940. (2) Coast Guard Sector Baltimore— Captain of the Port Zone, Baltimore, Maryland: (410) 576–2525. (3) Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads—Captain of the Port Zone, Norfolk, Virginia: (757) 483–8567. (4) Coast Guard Sector North Carolina—Captain of the Port Zone, Wilmington, North Carolina: (877) 229– 0770 or (910) 362–4015. (d) Enforcement periods. The safety zones in the Table to § 165.506 will be enforced from 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. each day a barge with a ‘‘FIREWORKS— DANGER—STAY AWAY’’ sign on the port and starboard side is on-scene or a ‘‘FIREWORKS—DANGER—STAY AWAY’’ sign is posted on land adjacent to the shoreline, in a location listed in the Table to § 165.506. Vessels may not enter, remain in, or transit through the safety zones during these enforcement periods unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or designated Coast Guard patrol personnel on scene. The enforcement periods for each Safety Zone in the Table to § 165.506 of this section are subject to change, but the duration of enforcement would remain the same or nearly the same total amount of time as stated in its table. In the event of a change, or for enforcement periods listed that do not allow a specific date or dates to be determined, the Captain of the Port will provide notice by publishing a Notice of Enforcement in the Federal Register, as well as, issuing a Broadcast Notice to Mariners. E:\FR\FM\22APR1.SGM 22APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 23625 TABLE TO § 165.506 [All coordinates listed in the Table to § 165.506 reference Datum NAD 1983] No. Enforcement period(s) 1 Location Safety zone—regulated area (a.) Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay—COTP Zone July 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th ........... 2 ................ Labor Day ................................. 3 ................ July 2nd, 3rd or 4th .................. 4 ................ July 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th ........... 5 ................ July 2nd, 3rd, or 4th, or September 1st—2nd Saturday. 6 ................ July 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th ........... 7 ................ July 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th ........... 8 ................ July 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th. August—3rd Sunday. 9 ................ July 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th. August every Thursday; September 1st Thursday. 10 .............. July—2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th ........ 11 .............. July 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th. October—1st or 2nd Saturday. 12 .............. May—4th Saturday .................. 13 .............. July 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th ........... 14 .............. September—3rd Saturday ....... 15 .............. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES 1 ................ September—3rd Saturday ....... 16 .............. July 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th; Columbus Day; December 31st, January 1st. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Apr 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 North Atlantic Ocean, Bethany Beach, DE; Safety Zone. The waters of the North Atlantic Ocean within a 500 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°32′08″ N., longitude 075°03′15″ W., adjacent to shoreline of Bethany Beach, DE. Indian River Bay, DE; Safety All waters of the Indian River Bay within a 700 yard radius of Zone. the fireworks launch location on the pier in approximate position latitude 38°36′42″ N., longitude 075°08′18″ W. North Atlantic Ocean, Reho- All waters of the North Atlantic Ocean within a 360 yard radius both Beach, DE; Safety Zone. of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°43′01.2″ N., longitude 075°04′21″ W., approximately 400 yards east of Rehoboth Beach, DE. North Atlantic Ocean, Avalon, The waters of the North Atlantic Ocean within a 500 yard raNJ; Safety Zone. dius of the fireworks barge in approximate location latitude 39°06′19.5″ N., longitude 074°42′02.15″ W., in the vicinity of the shoreline at Avalon, NJ. Barnegat Bay, Barnegat Town- The waters of Barnegat Bay within a 500 yard radius of the ship, NJ; Safety Zone. fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 39°44′50″ N., longitude 074°11′21″ W., approximately 500 yards north of Conklin Island, NJ. North Atlantic Ocean, Cape The waters of the North Atlantic Ocean within a 500 yard raMay, NJ; Safety Zone. dius of the fireworks barge in approximate location latitude 38°55′36″ N., longitude 074°55′26″ W., immediately adjacent to the shoreline at Cape May, NJ. Delaware Bay, North Cape All waters of the Delaware Bay within a 360 yard radius of the May, NJ; Safety Zone. fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°58′00″ N., longitude 074°58′30″ W. Great Egg Harbor Inlet, All waters within a 500 yard radius of the fireworks barge in Margate City, NJ; Safety approximate location latitude 39°19′33″ N., longitude Zone. 074°31′28″ W., on the Intracoastal Waterway near Margate City, NJ. Metedeconk River, Brick Town- The waters of the Metedeconk River within a 300 yard radius ship, NJ; Safety Zone. of the fireworks launch platform in approximate position latitude 40°03′24″ N., longitude 074°06′42″ W., near the shoreline at Brick Township, NJ. North Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic The waters of the North Atlantic Ocean within a 500 yard raCity, NJ; Safety Zone. dius of the fireworks barge located at latitude 39°20′58″ N., longitude 074°25′58″ W., and within 500 yard radius of a fireworks barge located at latitude 39°21′12″ N., longitude 074°25′06″ W., near the shoreline at Atlantic City, NJ. North Atlantic Ocean, Ocean The waters of the North Atlantic Ocean within a 500 yard raCity, NJ; Safety Zone. dius of the fireworks barge in approximate location latitude 39°16′22″ N., longitude 074°33′54″ W., in the vicinity of the shoreline at Ocean City, NJ. Barnegat Bay, Ocean Town- All waters of Barnegat Bay within a 500 yard radius of the fireship, NJ; Safety Zone. works barge in approximate position latitude 39°47′33″ N., longitude 074°10′46″ W. Little Egg Harbor, Parker Is- All waters of Little Egg Harbor within a 500 yard radius of the land, NJ; Safety Zone. fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 39°34′18″ N., longitude 074°14′43″ W., approximately 100 yards north of Parkers Island. Delaware River, Chester, PA; All waters of the Delaware River near Chester, PA just south Safety Zone. of the Commodore Barry Bridge within a 250 yard radius of the fireworks barge located in approximate position latitude 39°49′43.2″ N., longitude 075°22′42″ W. Delaware River, Essington, PA; All waters of the Delaware River near Essington, PA, west of Safety Zone. Little Tinicum Island within a 250 yard radius of the fireworks barge located in the approximate position latitude 39°51′18″ N., longitude 075°18′57″ W. Delaware River, Philadelphia, All waters of Delaware River, adjacent to Penns Landing, PA; Safety Zone. Philadelphia, PA, bounded from shoreline to shoreline, bounded on the south by a line running east to west from points along the shoreline at latitude 39°56′31.2″ N., longitude 075°08′28.1″ W.; thence to latitude 39°56′29″.1 N., longitude 075°07′56.5″ W., and bounded on the north by the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\22APR1.SGM 22APR1 23626 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations TABLE TO § 165.506—Continued [All coordinates listed in the Table to § 165.506 reference Datum NAD 1983] No. Enforcement period(s) 1 Location Safety zone—regulated area 17 .............. July 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th ........... N. Atlantic Ocean, Sea Isle City, NJ; Safety Zone. 18 .............. April 8th; July 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th; December 31st. Rehoboth Zone. All waters of N. Atlantic Ocean within a 350 yard radius of a fireworks barge located approximately at position latitude 39°08′49.5″ N., longitude 074°41′25.1″ W., near Sea Isle City, NJ. All waters within a 500 yard radius of a fireworks barge located at position latitude 38°41′21″ N., longitude 075°05′00″ W. at Rehoboth Bay near Dewey Beach, DE. Bay, DE; Safety (b.) Coast Guard Sector Baltimore—COTP Zone April—1st or 2nd Saturday ....... Washington Channel, Upper Potomac River, Washington, DC; Safety Zone. 2 ................ July 4th; December—1st and 2nd Saturday; December 31st. Severn River and Spa Creek, Annapolis, MD; Safety Zone. 3 ................ July—4th, or Saturday before or after Independence Day holiday. Middle River, Baltimore County, MD; Safety Zone. 4 ................ December 31 ............................ Upper Potomac River, Washington, DC; Safety Zone. 5 ................ June 14th; July 4th; September—2nd Saturday; December 31st. Northwest Harbor (East Channel), Patapsco River, MD; Safety Zone. 6 ................ May—2nd or 3rd Thursday or Friday; July 4th; December 31st. Baltimore Inner Harbor, Patapsco River, MD; Safety Zone. 7 ................ May—2nd or 3rd Thursday or Friday; July 4th December 31st. Baltimore Inner Harbor, Patapsco River, MD; Safety Zone. 8 ................ July 4th; December 31st. ......... Northwest Harbor (West Channel) Patapsco River, MD; Safety Zone. 9 ................ July—4th, or Saturday before or after Independence Day holiday. Patuxent River, Calvert County, MD; Safety Zone. 10 .............. July 3rd ..................................... Chesapeake Bay, Chesapeake Beach, MD; Safety Zone. 11 .............. July 4th ..................................... Choptank River, Cambridge, MD; Safety Zone. 12 .............. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES 1 ................ July—2nd, 3rd or last Saturday Potomac River, Fairview Beach, Charles County, MD; Safety Zone. 13 .............. May—last Saturday; July 4th ... Potomac River, Charles County, MD; Mount Vernon, Safety Zone. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Apr 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 All waters of the Upper Potomac River within 170 yards radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°52′20.3″ N., longitude 077°01′17.5″ W., located within the Washington Channel in Washington Harbor, DC. All waters of the Severn River and Spa Creek within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position 38°58′41.76″ N., 076°28′34.2″ W., located near the entrance to Spa Creek, Annapolis, MD. All waters of the Middle River within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 39°17′45″ N., longitude 076°23′49″ W., approximately 300 yards east of Rockaway Beach, near Turkey Point. All waters of the Upper Potomac River within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position 38°48′14″ N., 077°02′10″ W., located near the waterfront (King Street) at Alexandria, Virginia. All waters of the Patapsco River within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position 39°15′55″ N., 076°34′35″ W., located adjacent to the East Channel of Northwest Harbor. All waters of the Patapsco River within a 100 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 39°17′01″ N., longitude 076°36′31″ W., located at the entrance to Baltimore Inner Harbor, approximately 125 yards southwest of pier 3. The waters of the Patapsco River within a 100 yard radius of approximate position latitude 39°17′04″ N., longitude 076°36′36″ W., located in Baltimore Inner Harbor, approximately 125 yards southeast of pier 1. All waters of the Patapsco River within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 39°16′21″ N., longitude 076°34′38″ W., located adjacent to the West Channel of Northwest Harbor. All waters of the Patuxent River within a 200 yard radius of the fireworks barge located at latitude 38°19′17″ N., longitude 076°27′45″ W., approximately 800 feet from shore at Solomons Island, MD. All waters of the Chesapeake Bay within a 150 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°41′36″ N., longitude 076°31′30″ W., and within a 150 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°41′28″ N., longitude 076°31′29″ W., located near Chesapeake Beach, Maryland. All waters of the Choptank River within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks launch site at Great Marsh Point, located at latitude 38°35′06″ N., longitude 076°04′46″ W. All waters of the Potomac River within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°19′57″ N., longitude 077°14′40″ W., located north of the shoreline at Fairview Beach, Virginia. All waters of the Potomac River within an area bound by a line drawn from the following points: latitude 38°42′30″ N., longitude 077°04′47″ W.; thence to latitude 38°42′18″ N., longitude 077°04′42″ W.; thence to latitude 38°42′11″ N., longitude 077°05′10″ W.; thence to latitude 38°42′22″ N., longitude 077°05′12″ W.; thence to point of origin located along the Potomac River shoreline at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Fairfax County, VA. E:\FR\FM\22APR1.SGM 22APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 23627 TABLE TO § 165.506—Continued [All coordinates listed in the Table to § 165.506 reference Datum NAD 1983] No. Enforcement period(s) 1 Location Safety zone—regulated area 14 .............. October—1st Saturday ............. Dukeharts Channel, Potomac River, MD; Safety Zone. 15 .............. July—day before Independence Day holiday and July 4th; November—3rd Thursday, 3rd Saturday and last Friday; December—1st, 2nd and 3rd Friday. Potomac River, National Harbor, MD; Safety Zone. 16 .............. Sunday before or after July 4th, July 4th. Susquehanna River, Havre de Grace, MD; Safety Zone. 17 .............. Miles River, St. Michaels, MD; Safety Zone. 18 .............. June and July—Saturday before Independence Day holiday. July 3rd ..................................... 19 .............. July 3rd ..................................... Northeast River, North East, MD; Safety Zone. 20 .............. July—1st, 2nd or 3rd Saturday Upper Potomac River, Washington, DC; Safety Zone. 21 .............. March through October, at the conclusion of evening MLB games at Washington Nationals Ball Park. June—last Saturday or July— 1st Saturday; July—3rd, 4th or last Saturday or September—Saturday before Labor Day (observed). July 4th ..................................... Anacostia River, Washington, DC; Safety Zone. All waters of the Potomac River within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°13′27″ N., longitude 076°44′48″ W., located adjacent to Dukeharts Channel near Coltons Point, Maryland. All waters of the Potomac River within an area bound by a line drawn from the following points: latitude 38°47′13″ N., longitude 077°00′58″ W.; thence to latitude 38°46′51″ N., longitude 077°01′15″ W.; thence to latitude 38°47′25″ N., longitude 077°01′33″ W.; thence to latitude 38°47′32″ N., longitude 077°01′08″ W.; thence to the point of origin, located at National Harbor, Maryland. All waters of the Susquehanna River within a 300 yard radius of approximate position latitude 39°32′06″ N., longitude 076°05′22″ W., located on the island at Millard Tydings Memorial Park. All waters of the Miles River within a 200 yard radius of approximate position latitude 38°47′42″ N., longitude 076°12′51″ W., located at the entrance to Long Haul Creek. All waters of the Tred Avon River within a 150 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°41′24″ N., longitude 076°10′37″ W., approximately 500 yards northwest of the waterfront at Oxford, MD. All waters of the Northeast River within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 39°35′26″ N., longitude 075°57′00″ W., approximately 400 yards south of North East Community Park. All waters of the Upper Potomac River within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position 38°48′38″ N., 077°01′56″ W., located east of Oronoco Bay Park at Alexandria, Virginia. All waters of the Anacostia River within a 150 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°52′13″ N., longitude 077°00′16″ W., located near the Washington Nationals Ball Park. All waters of the Potomac River within a 200 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°34′09″ N., longitude 077°15′32″ W., located near Cherry Hill, Virginia. 22 .............. 23 .............. Potomac River, Prince William County, VA; Safety Zone. North Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, MD; Safety Zone. 25 .............. May—Sunday before Memorial Day (observed). June 29th; July 4th and July every Sunday. August—1st Sunday and Sunday before Labor Day (observed). July 4th ..................................... 26 .............. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES 24 .............. Tred Avon River, Oxford, MD; Safety Zone. July 4th; December 31st .......... Baltimore Harbor, Baltimore Inner Harbor, MD; Safety Zone. 27 .............. Thursday before July 4th (observed); and or July 4th. Chester River, Kent Island Narrows, MD, Safety Zone. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Apr 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 Isle of Wight Bay, Ocean City, MD; Safety Zone. Assawoman Bay, Fenwick Island—Ocean City, MD; Safety Zone. PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 All waters of the North Atlantic Ocean in an area bound by the following points: latitude 38°19′39.9″ N., longitude 075°05′03.2″ W.; thence to latitude 38°19′36.7″ N., longitude 075°04′53.5″ W.; thence to latitude 38°19′45.6″ N., longitude 075°04′49.3″ W.; thence to latitude 38°19′49.1″ N., longitude 075°05′00.5″ W.; thence to point of origin. The size of the safety zone extends approximately 300 yards offshore from the fireworks launch area located at the high water mark on the beach. All waters of Isle of Wight Bay within a 200 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°22′31″ N., longitude 075°04′34″ W. All waters of Assawoman Bay within a 360 yard radius of the fireworks launch location on the pier at the West end of Northside Park, in approximate position latitude 38°25′55″ N., longitude 075°03′53″ W. All waters of Baltimore Harbor, Patapsco River, within a 280 yard radius of a fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 39°16′36.7″ N., longitude 076°35′53.8″ W., located northwest of the Domino Sugar refinery wharf at Baltimore, Maryland. All waters of Chester River, Kent Narrows North Approach, within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks launch site at Kent Island in approximate position latitude 38°58’44.4’’ N., longitude 076°14’51.7’’ W., in Queen Anne’s County, MD. E:\FR\FM\22APR1.SGM 22APR1 23628 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations TABLE TO § 165.506—Continued [All coordinates listed in the Table to § 165.506 reference Datum NAD 1983] No. Enforcement period(s) 1 Location Safety zone—regulated area 28 .............. Sunday before or after July 4th, July 4th. Susquehanna River, Havre de Grace, MD; Safety Zone. All waters of the Susquehanna River within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 39°32′42″ N., longitude 076°04′29″ W., located east of the waterfront at Havre de Grace, MD. (c.) Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads—COTP Zone 1 ................ July 4th ..................................... Linkhorn Bay, Virginia Beach, VA, Safety Zone. 2 ................ September—last Friday or October—1st Friday. York River, West Point, VA, Safety Zone. 3 ................ July 4th ..................................... York River, Yorktown, Safety Zone. 4 ................ July 4th, July 5th, July 6th, or July 7th. James River, Newport News, VA, Safety Zone. 5 ................ June—4th Friday; Friday; July 4th. July—1st Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk, VA, Safety Zone. 6 ................ July 4th or 5th .......................... Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Beach, VA, Safety Zone. 7 ................ July 4th; December 31st, January—1st. Elizabeth River, Southern Branch, Norfolk, VA, Safety Zone. 8 ................ July—3rd Saturday ................... John H. Kerr Reservoir, Clarksville, VA, Safety Zone. 9 ................ June, July, August, and September—every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. July 4th. September—last Saturday or October—1st Saturday. North Atlantic Ocean, Virginia Beach, VA, Safety Zone. A. 11 .............. Friday, Saturday and Sunday Labor Day Weekend. North Atlantic Ocean, VA Beach, VA, Safety Zone. C. 12 .............. July 4th ..................................... Nansemond River, Suffolk, VA, Safety Zone. 13 .............. July 4th ..................................... Chickahominy River, Williamsburg, VA, Safety Zone. 14 .............. July—3rd, 4th and 5th .............. Great Wicomico River, Mila, VA, Safety Zone. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES 10 .............. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Apr 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 VA, North Atlantic Ocean, VA Beach, VA, Safety Zone. B. PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 All waters of the Linkhorn Bay within a 400 yard radius of the fireworks display in approximate position latitude 36°52′20″ N., longitude 076°00′38″ W., located near the Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club, Virginia Beach, Virginia. All waters of the York River near West Point, VA within a 400 yard radius of the fireworks display located in approximate position latitude 37°31′25″ N., longitude 076°47′19″ W. All waters of the York River within a 400 yard radius of the fireworks display in approximate position latitude 37°14′14″ N., longitude 076°30′02″ W., located near Yorktown, Virginia. All waters of the James River within a 325 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 36°58′30″ N., longitude 076°26′19″ W., located in the vicinity of the Newport News Shipyard, Newport News, Virginia. All waters of the Chesapeake Bay within a 400 yard radius of the fireworks display located in position latitude 36°57′21″ N., longitude 076°15′00″ W., located near Ocean View Fishing Pier. All waters of the Chesapeake Bay 400 yard radius of the fireworks display in approximate position latitude 36°55′02″ N., longitude 076°03′27″ W., located at the First Landing State Park at Virginia Beach, Virginia. All waters of the Elizabeth River Southern Branch in an area bound by the following points: latitude 36°50′54.8″ N., longitude 076°18′10.7″ W.; thence to latitude 36°51′7.9″ N., longitude 076°18′01″ W.; thence to latitude 36°50′45.6″ N., longitude 076°17′44.2″ W.; thence to latitude 36°50′29.6″ N., longitude 076°17′23.2″ W.; thence to latitude 36°50′7.7″ N., longitude 076°17′32.3″ W.; thence to latitude 36°49′58″ N., longitude 076°17′28.6″ W.; thence to latitude 36°49′52.6″ N., longitude 076°17′43.8″ W.; thence to latitude 36°50′27.2″ N., longitude 076°17′45.3″ W. thence to the point of origin. All waters of John H. Kerr Reservoir within a 400 yard radius of approximate position latitude 36°37′51″ N., longitude 078°32′50″ W., located near the center span of the State Route 15 Highway Bridge. All waters of the North Atlantic Ocean within a 1000 yard radius of the center located near the shoreline at approximate position latitude 36°51′12″ N., longitude 075°58′06″ W., located off the beach between 17th and 31st streets. All waters of the North Atlantic Ocean within a 350 yard radius of approximate position latitude 36°50′35″ N., longitude 075°58′09″ W., located on the 14th Street Fishing Pier. All waters of the North Atlantic Ocean within a 350 yard radius of approximate position latitude 36°49′55″ N., longitude 075°58′00″ W., located off the beach between 2nd and 6th streets. All waters of the Nansemond River within a 350 yard radius of approximate position latitude 36°44′27″ N., longitude 076°34′42″ W., located near Constant’s Wharf in Suffolk, VA. All waters of the Chickahominy River within a 400 yard radius of the fireworks display in approximate position latitude 37°14′50″ N., longitude 076°52′17″ W., near Barrets Point, Virginia. All waters of the Great Wicomico River located within a 420 foot radius of the fireworks display at approximate position latitude 37°50′31″ N., longitude 076°19′42″ W. near Mila, Virginia. E:\FR\FM\22APR1.SGM 22APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 23629 TABLE TO § 165.506—Continued [All coordinates listed in the Table to § 165.506 reference Datum NAD 1983] No. Enforcement period(s) 1 15 .............. July—1st Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Cockrell’s Creek, VA, Safety Zone. 16 .............. May—last Sunday .................... James River, Richmond, VA, Safety Zone. 17 .............. June—last Saturday ................. Rappahannock River, Tappahannock, VA, Safety Zone. 18 .............. July 4th, August—1st Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and December 31st. Cape Charles Harbor, Cape Charles, VA, Safety Zone. 19 .............. July 3rd or 4th .......................... Pagan River, Smithfield, VA, Safety Zone. 20 .............. July 4th ..................................... Sandbridge Shores, Virginia Beach, VA, Safety Zone. 21 .............. July 4th, 5th or 6th ................... Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Beach, VA, Safety Zone. 22 .............. July 3rd, 4th and 5th ................ Urbanna Creek, Urbanna, VA; Safety Zone. 23 .............. April—August, every Friday and Saturday; July 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th; last Sunday in August; and Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Labor day weekend. Elizabeth River Eastern Branch, Norfolk, VA; Safety Zone. Location Safety zone—regulated area Reedville, All waters of Cockrell’s Creek located within a 420 foot radius of the fireworks display at approximate position latitude 37°49′54″ N., longitude 076°16′44″ W. near Reedville, Virginia. All waters of the James River located within a 420 foot radius of the fireworks display at approximate position latitude 37°31′13.1″ N., longitude 077°25′07.84″ W. near Richmond, Virginia. All waters of the Rappahannock River located within a 400 foot radius of the fireworks display at approximate position latitude 37°55′12″ N., longitude 076°49′12″ W. near Tappahannock, Virginia. All waters of Cape Charles Harbor located within a 375 foot radius of the fireworks display at approximate position latitude 37°15′46.5″ N., longitude 076°01′30.3″ W. near Cape Charles, Virginia. All waters of the Pagan River located within a 420 foot radius of the fireworks display at approximate position latitude 36°59′18″ N., longitude 076°37′45″ W. near Smithfield, Virginia. All waters of Sandbridge Shores located within a 300 foot radius of the fireworks display at approximate position latitude 36°43′24.9″ N., longitude 075°56′24.9″ W. near Virginia Beach, Virginia. All waters of Chesapeake Bay located within a 600 foot radius of the fireworks display at approximate position latitude 36°54′58.18″ N., longitude 076°06′44.3″ W. near Virginia Beach, Virginia. All waters of Urbanna Creek within a 350 foot radius of the fireworks launch site at latitude 37°38′09″ N., longitude 076°34′03″ W., located on land near the east shoreline of Urbanna Creek and south of Bailey Point. All waters of the Eastern Branch of Elizabeth River within the area along the shoreline immediately adjacent to Harbor Park Stadium ball park and outward into the river bound by a line drawn from latitude 36°50′29.65″ N., longitude 076°16′48.9″ W., thence south to 36°50′28.79″ N., longitude 076°16′49.12″ W., thence east to 36°50′26.74″ N., longitude 076°16′39.54″ W., thence north to 36°50′27.7″ N., longitude 076°16′39.36″ W. terminating at the SW corner of Harbor Park finger pier. (d.) Coast Guard Sector North Carolina—COTP Zone July 4th; October—1st Saturday. Morehead City Harbor Channel, NC, Safety Zone. 2 ................ asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES 1 ................ April—2nd Saturday; July 4th; August—3rd Monday; October—1st Saturday. Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC, Safety Zone. 3 ................ July 1st Saturday and July 4th Green Creek and Smith Creek, Oriental, NC, Safety Zone. 4 ................ July 4th ..................................... Pasquotank River, Elizabeth City, NC, Safety Zone. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Apr 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 All waters of the Morehead City Harbor Channel that fall within a 360 yard radius of latitude 34°43′01″ N., longitude 076°42′59.6″ W., a position located at the west end of Sugar Loaf Island, NC. All waters of the Cape Fear River within an area bound by a line drawn from the following points: Latitude 34°13′54″ N., longitude 077°57′06″ W.; thence northeast to latitude 34°13′57″ N., longitude 077°57′05″ W.; thence north to latitude 34°14′11″ N., longitude 077°57′07″ W.; thence northwest to latitude 34°14′22″ N., longitude 077°57′19″ W.; thence east to latitude 34°14′22″ N., longitude 077°57′06″ W.; thence southeast to latitude 34°14′07″ N., longitude 077°57′00″ W.; thence south to latitude 34°13′54″ N., longitude 077°56′58″ W.; thence to the point of origin, located approximately 500 yards north of Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. All waters of Green Creek and Smith Creek that fall within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks launch site at latitude 35°01′29.6″ N., longitude 076°42′10.4″ W., located near the entrance to the Neuse River in the vicinity of Oriental, NC. All waters of the Pasquotank River within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks launch barge in approximate position latitude 36°17′47″ N., longitude 076°12′17″ W., located approximately 400 yards north of Cottage Point, NC. E:\FR\FM\22APR1.SGM 22APR1 23630 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations TABLE TO § 165.506—Continued [All coordinates listed in the Table to § 165.506 reference Datum NAD 1983] No. Enforcement period(s) 1 Location 5 ................ July 4th, or July 5th .................. Currituck Sound, Corolla, NC, Safety Zone. 6 ................ July 4th; November—3rd Saturday. 7 ................ June—2nd Saturday; July 4th .. 8 ................ July 4th ..................................... 9 ................ July 4th ..................................... 10 .............. July 4th. November—Saturday following Thanksgiving Day. 11 .............. July 4th ..................................... 12 .............. July 4th ..................................... 13 .............. August—1st Tuesday ............... 14 .............. July 4th ..................................... 15 .............. July 4th ..................................... 16 .............. September—4th or last Saturday. 17 .............. May—3rd Saturday .................. 18 .............. October—2nd Saturday ........... asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES 1 As Safety zone—regulated area All waters of the Currituck Sound within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks launch site in approximate position latitude 36°22′23.8″ N., longitude 075°49′56.3″ W., located near Whale Head Bay. Middle Sound, Figure Eight Is- All waters of the Figure Eight Island Causeway Channel from land, NC, Safety Zone. latitude 34°16′32″ N., longitude 077°45′32″ W., thence east along the marsh to a position located at latitude 34°16′19″ N., longitude 077°44′55″ W., thence south to the causeway at position latitude 34°16′16″ N., longitude 077°44′58″ W., thence west along the shoreline to position latitude 34°16′29″ N., longitude 077°45′34″ W., thence back to the point of origin. Pamlico River, Washington, All waters of Pamlico River and Tar River within a 300 yard raNC, Safety Zone. dius of latitude 35°32′25″ N., longitude 077°03′42″ W., a position located on the southwest shore of the Pamlico River, Washington, NC. Neuse River, New Bern, NC, All waters of the Neuse River within a 360 yard radius of the Safety Zone. fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 35°06′07.1″ N., longitude 077°01′35.8″ W.; located 420 yards north of the New Bern, Twin Span, high-rise bridge. Edenton Bay, Edenton, NC, All waters within a 300 yard radius of position latitude Safety Zone. 36°03′04″ N., longitude 076°36′18″ W., approximately 150 yards south of the entrance to Queen Anne Creek, Edenton, NC. Motts Channel, Banks Chan- All waters of Motts Channel within a 500 yard radius of the nel, Wrightsville Beach, NC, fireworks launch site in approximate position latitude Safety Zone. 34°12′29″ N., longitude 077°48′27″ W., approximately 560 yards south of Sea Path Marina, Wrightsville Beach, NC. Cape Fear River, Southport, All waters of the Cape Fear River within a 600 yard radius of NC, Safety Zone. the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 33°54′40″ N., longitude 078°01′18″ W., approximately 700 yards south of the waterfront at Southport, NC. Big Foot Slough, Ocracoke, All waters of Big Foot Slough within a 300 yard radius of the NC, Safety Zone. fireworks launch site in approximate position latitude 35°06′54″ N., longitude 075°59′24″ W., approximately 100 yards west of the Silver Lake Entrance Channel at Ocracoke, NC. New River, Jacksonville, NC, All waters of the New River within a 300 yard radius of the Safety Zone. fireworks launch site in approximate position latitude 34°44′45″ N., longitude 077°26′18″ W., approximately one half mile south of the Hwy 17 Bridge, Jacksonville, North Carolina. Pantego Creek, Belhaven, NC, All waters on the Pantego Creek within a 600 foot radius of Safety Zone. the launch site on land at position 35°32′35″ N., 076°37′46″ W. Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, All waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway within a 300 Swansboro, NC, Safety Zone. yard radius of approximate position latitude 34°41′02″ N., longitude 077°07′04″ W., located on Pelican Island. Shallowbag Bay, Manteo, NC; All waters of Shallowbag Bay within a 200 yard radius of a Safety Zone. fireworks barge anchored at latitude 35°54′31″ N., longitude 075°39′42″ W. Pasquotank River; Elizabeth All waters of the Pasquotank River within a 300 yard radius of City, NC; Safety Zone. the fireworks barge at latitude 36°17′47″ N., longitude 076°12′17″ W., located north of Cottage Point at the shoreline of the Pasquotank River. Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway; All waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway within a 300 Bogue Inlet, Swansboro, NC; yard radius of the fireworks launch site at latitude 34°41′02″ Safety Zone. N., longitude 077°07′04″ W., located at Bogue Inlet, near Swansboro, NC. noted in paragraph (d) of this section, the enforcement period for each of the listed safety zones is subject to change. Dated: April 5, 2016. Robert J. Tarantino, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District Acting. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 78 (Friday, April 22, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 23605-23630]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Parts 100 and 165

[Docket Number USCG-2015-0854]
RIN 1625-AA00, AA08


Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Marine 
Events and Fireworks Displays Within the Fifth Coast Guard District

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Interim final rule; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is amending the regulations established for 
recurring marine events and fireworks displays that take place within 
the Fifth Coast Guard District area of responsibility. This interim 
rule revises the listing of events that informs the public of regularly 
scheduled marine parades, regattas, other organized water events, and 
fireworks displays that require additional safety measures provided by 
regulations. Through this rule, the list of recurring marine events 
requiring special local regulations or safety zones is updated with 
revisions, additional events, and removal of events that no longer take 
place in the Fifth Coast Guard District. When these regulations are 
enforced, certain restrictions are placed on marine traffic in 
specified areas. This rulemaking project promotes efficiency by 
eliminating the need to produce a separate rule for each individual 
recurring event, and serves to provide notice of the known recurring 
events requiring a special local regulation or safety zone throughout 
the year. We invite your comments on this rulemaking.

DATES: This rule is effective without actual notice from April 22, 
2016. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from 
the date the rule was signed, April 5, 2016, until April 22, 2016. 
Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or 
before July 21, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2015-0854 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. See the ``Public Participation and Request for 
Comments'' portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further 
instructions on submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this 
rulemaking, call or email Dennis Sens, Fifth Coast Guard District, 
Prevention Division, (757) 398-6204, Dennis.M.Sens@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Table of Abbreviations

CFR Code of Federal Regulations
COTP Captain of the Port
DHS Department of Homeland Security
FR Federal Register
NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking
Sec.  Section
U.S.C. United States Code

II. Regulatory History and Information

    The special local regulations listed in 33 CFR 100.501 and safety 
zones in 33 CFR 165.506 were last amended on April 16, 2015, (80 FR 
20418). The Coast Guard is issuing this interim final rule without 
prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under 
section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 
553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without 
prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause 
finds that those procedures are ``impracticable, unnecessary, or 
contrary to the public interest.''
    Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause 
exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with 
respect to this rule because immediate action is necessary to protect 
the maritime public during certain marine events. The potential dangers 
posed by certain marine events and fireworks displays conducted on 
waterways in close proximity to other vessel traffic makes special 
local regulations and safety zones necessary to provide for the safety 
of participants, spectator craft, and other vessels transiting the 
event area. Accordingly, waiting for a comment period to run would be 
contrary to the public interest of protecting life and property. In 
addition, publishing an NPRM is impracticable because the necessary 
information regarding these annual recurring marine events and 
fireworks displays was not available in sufficient time to ensure 
accurate and up to date listings to allow for a comment period prior to 
the events.
    For the same reasons, under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard 
finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 
30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Additionally, 
providing a 30-day notice would unnecessarily delay the effective dates 
for the events listed to occur in May and June of 2016, which are also 
noticed to the public through local media outlets, and are planned on 
by the local communities where they take place.
    This interim rule is effective upon publication without prior 
notice through publication in the Federal Register, however we invite 
comments regarding the updated list of marine events. The Coast Guard 
will address all comments accordingly, whether through response, 
additional revision to the regulations, or otherwise.
    This rule is prepared to provide the most up to date list of 
recurring marine events, special local regulations and safety zones, 
provides ample notice for all listed events occurring after May 2016. 
Additionally, these recurring events are noticed to the public through 
local media and planned on by the local communities in which they take 
place.
    The current lists of annual and recurring special local regulations 
and safety zones for marine events and fireworks displays within the 
Fifth Coast Guard District area of responsibility (AOR) are published 
under 33 CFR part 100.501 and part 165.506, respectively. These lists 
were last updated April 16, 2015 through a previous rulemaking (80 FR 
20418), and generated no adverse comments. Like this interim rule, the 
April 2015 rule added to, removed from, and amended 33 CFR 100.501 and 
33 CFR 165.506 to create a comprehensive list of recurring marine 
events and fireworks displays requiring special local regulations and 
safety zones.

III. Background, Purpose, and Legal Basis

    The Coast Guard regularly updates special local regulations and 
safety zones established for recurring marine events and fireworks 
displays that take place either on or over the navigable waters of the 
United States. Under that rule, the list of recurring marine events 
requiring special local regulations or safety zones is updated with 
revisions, additional events, and removal of events that no longer take 
place within the Fifth Coast Guard District. The Fifth Coast Guard 
District area of responsibility is defined in 33 CFR 3.25.
    The purpose of this rulemaking is to ensure the safety of persons, 
vessels and the navigable waters within close proximity to marine 
events and or fireworks displays before, during, and after the 
scheduled event. Publishing these regulatory updates in a single 
rulemaking promotes administrative efficiency and reduces costs 
involved in producing a separate rule for each individual recurring 
event. This action also provides the public with notice through 
publication in the Federal Register of future recurring marine

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events and fireworks displays and their accompanying regulations, 
special local regulations and safety zones. This rule provides separate 
tables for each Coast Guard Sector within the Fifth Coast Guard 
District. The Coast Guard issues this rulemaking under authority in 33 
U.S.C. 1231; 33 U.S.C. 1233; 50 U.S.C. 191; 33 CFR 1.05-1, 6.04-1, 
6.04-6, and 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 
0170.1.

IV. Discussion of Rule

Special Local Regulations

    This rule adds 4 new special local regulations for marine events, 
removes 7 regulations and revises 18 previously established regulations 
for marine events listed in the Table to Sec.  100.501. Other than 
changes to the dates and locations of certain events, the other 
provisions in 33 CFR 100.501 remain unchanged.
    This rule provides additional information about regulated areas and 
the restrictions that apply to mariners and new terms including ``Race 
Area'', ``Spectator Area'' and ``Buffer Zone''. The 24 hour contact 
phone numbers are updated for Coast Guard Sectors Delaware Bay and 
North Carolina.
    The Coast Guard revises regulations at 33 CFR 100.501 by adding 4 
new special local regulations. The special local regulations are listed 
in Table 1, including reference by section as printed in the Table to 
Sec.  100.501.

                                 Table 1
         [Special local regulated areas added to 33 CFR 100.501]
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    Table to Sec.   100.501 section                  Location
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1. (b.)22..............................  Choptank River, Cambridge, MD.
2. (b.)23..............................  Breton Bay, Leonardtown, MD.
3. (b.)24..............................  Patapsco River, Baltimore, MD.
4. (d.)1...............................  Atlantic ICW, Lees Cut, Banks
                                          Channel, Motts Channel,
                                          surrounding Harbor Island, NC.
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    The Coast Guard amends regulations at 33 CFR 100.501 by 
disestablishing the following 7 special local regulated areas listed in 
Table 2.

                                 Table 2
       [Special local regulated areas removed from 33 CFR 100.501]
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            Date(s)                   Event            Regulated area
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1. September--2nd, 3rd or 4th   Sunset Lake        All waters of Sunset
 Friday, Saturday and Sunday;    Hydrofest.         Lake, New Jersey,
 October--1st Friday, Saturday                      from shoreline to
 and Sunday.                                        shoreline, south of
                                                    latitude
                                                    38[deg]58'32'' N.
2. October--2nd Saturday and    The Liberty Grand  The waters of the
 Sunday.                         Prix.              Delaware River,
                                                    adjacent to
                                                    Philadelphia, PA and
                                                    Camden, NJ, from
                                                    shoreline to
                                                    shoreline, bounded
                                                    on the south by the
                                                    Walt Whitman Bridge
                                                    and bounded on the
                                                    north by the
                                                    Benjamin Franklin
                                                    Bridge.
3. June--2nd, 3rd, 4th or last  Thunder on the     All waters of
 Saturday and Sunday or          Narrows.           Prospect Bay
 August--1st Saturday and                           enclosed by the
 Sunday.                                            following points:
                                                    Latitude
                                                    38[deg]57'52'' N.,
                                                    longitude
                                                    076[deg]14'48'' W.,
                                                    thence to latitude
                                                    38[deg]58'02'' N.,
                                                    longitude
                                                    076[deg]15'05'' W.,
                                                    thence to latitude
                                                    38[deg]57'38'' N.,
                                                    longitude
                                                    076[deg]15'29'' W.,
                                                    thence to latitude
                                                    38[deg]57'28'' N.,
                                                    longitude
                                                    076[deg]15'23'' W.,
                                                    thence to point of
                                                    origin at latitude
                                                    38[deg]57'52'' N.,
                                                    longitude
                                                    076[deg]14'48'' W.
4. September--2nd, 3rd or 4th   Chesapeake         All waters of the
 Friday, Saturday and Sunday.    Challenge/         Patuxent River,
 October--1st Friday, Saturday   Solomons           within boundary
 and Sunday.                     Offshore Grand     lines connecting the
                                 Prix.              following positions;
                                                    originating near
                                                    north entrance of MD
                                                    Route 4 bridge,
                                                    latitude
                                                    38[deg]19'45'' N.,
                                                    longitude
                                                    076[deg]28'06'' W.,
                                                    thence southwest to
                                                    south entrance of MD
                                                    Route 4 bridge,
                                                    latitude
                                                    38[deg]19'24'' N.,
                                                    longitude
                                                    076[deg]28'30'' W.,
                                                    thence south to a
                                                    point near the
                                                    shoreline, latitude
                                                    38[deg]18'32'' N.,
                                                    longitude
                                                    076[deg]28'14'' W.,
                                                    thence southeast to
                                                    a point near the
                                                    shoreline, latitude
                                                    38[deg]17'38'' N.,
                                                    longitude
                                                    076[deg]27'26'' W.,
                                                    thence northeast to
                                                    latitude
                                                    38[deg]18'00'' N.,
                                                    longitude
                                                    076[deg]26'41'' W.,
                                                    thence northwest to
                                                    latitude
                                                    38[deg]18'59'' N.,
                                                    longitude
                                                    076[deg]27'20'' W.,
                                                    located at Solomons,
                                                    MD, thence
                                                    continuing northwest
                                                    and parallel to
                                                    shoreline to point
                                                    of origin.
5. June--1st Saturday and       Carolina Cup       The specified waters
 Sunday.                         Regatta.           of Pasquotank River
                                                    near Elizabeth City,
                                                    NC.
6. August--1st Friday,          SBIP--Fountain     The specified waters
 Saturday and Sunday.            Powerboats Kilo    of the Pamlico River
                                 Run and Super      including
                                 Boat Grand Prix.   Chocowinity Bay, NC.
7. September--3rd and or 4th    Crystal Coast      The specified waters
 or last Sunday.                 Grand Prix.        of Bogue Sound,
                                                    adjacent to Morehead
                                                    City, NC.
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    This rule revises 18 preexisting special local regulations that 
involves change to marine event date(s) and/or coordinates. These 
events are listed in Table 3, with reference by section as printed in 
the Table to Sec.  100.501.

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                                 Table 3
      [Changes to special local regulation date(s) and coordinates]
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                                                         Revision (date/
    Table to Sec.   100.501            Location           coordinates)
------------section-----------------------------------------------------
1. (a.)4......................  N. Atlantic Ocean,      coordinates.
                                 Atlantic City, NJ.
2. (a.)6......................  N. Atlantic Ocean,      coordinates.
                                 Seaside Heights--
                                 Normandy Beach, NJ.
3. (a.)7......................  Manasquan River and N.  dates,
                                 Atlantic Ocean,         coordinates.
                                 Asbury Park--Seaside
                                 Park, NJ.
4. (a.)8......................  N. Atlantic Ocean,      dates.
                                 Atlantic City, NJ.
5. (a.)12.....................  New Jersey              dates.
                                 Intracoastal
                                 Waterway, near
                                 Atlantic City, NJ.
6. (b.)1......................  Severn River,           coordinates.
                                 Annapolis, MD.
7. (b.)2......................  Severn River,           dates.
                                 Annapolis, MD.
8. (b.)7......................  Severn River,           coordinates.
                                 Annapolis, MD.
9. (b.)10.....................  Nanticoke River,        coordinates.
                                 Sharptown, MD.
10. (b.)17....................  Spa Creek, Severn       coordinates.
                                 River, Annapolis, MD.
11. (b.)18....................  Patuxent River,         dates.
                                 Solomons, MD.
12. (b.)19....................  N. Atlantic Ocean,      dates,
                                 Ocean City, MD.         coordinates.
13. (b.)20....................  N. Atlantic Ocean,      date,
                                 Ocean City, MD.         coordinates.
14. (c.)1.....................  Sunset Creek, Hampton   dates.
                                 River, Hampton, VA.
15. (c.)4.....................  Rappahannock River,     coordinates.
                                 Layton, VA.
16. (c.)6.....................  Mill Creek, Hampton,    coordinates.
                                 VA.
17. (c.)8.....................  Back River, Poquoson,   dates,
                                 VA.                     coordinates.
18. (c.)9.....................  Mattaponi River,        coordinates.
                                 Wakema, VA.
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    Based on the nature of marine events, large number of participants 
and spectators, and event locations, the Coast Guard has determined 
that the events listed in this rule could pose a risk to participants 
or waterway users if normal vessel traffic were to interfere with the 
event. Possible hazards include risks of injury or death resulting from 
near or actual contact among participant vessels and spectator vessels 
or mariners traversing through the regulated area. In order to protect 
the safety of all waterway users including event participants and 
spectators, this rule establishes special local regulations for the 
time and location of each marine event.
    This rule provides designated spectator areas for commercial small 
passenger vessels at certain marine event(s). The purpose of a 
commercial small passenger vessel spectator area is to ensure the safe 
operation of commercial vessels that carry a greater number of 
passengers onboard and operating within the widespread, high capacity 
spectator fleet at marine events. These spectator areas facilitate 
direct and unobstructed accesses for first responders should an 
emergency occur aboard one of the higher capacity commercial passenger 
vessels. Commercial passenger vessels holding a valid Certificate of 
Inspection issued under 46 CFR 114.110, and 175.110, (subchapter K or T 
vessels) are eligible for access to the designated spectator area as 
directed by the marine event Patrol Commander.
    Owners or operators of vessels that meet the requirements of 
subchapter K or T vessels may request access to the Severn River 
spectator area for the U.S. Naval Academy Blue Angels Air Show by 
contacting the City of Annapolis Harbormaster Office, at telephone 
(410) 263-7973 or email at harbormaster@annapolis.gov. Application must 
be made no later than seven days prior to the date of the event. 
Applicants will be notified by the Captain of the Port or 
representative regarding status of applications generally the Friday 
before the date of the event.
    Owners or operators of vessels that meet the requirements of 
subchapter K or T vessels may request access to the Patapsco River 
spectator area for the Baltimore Air Show by contacting Sail Baltimore 
at telephone (410) 522-7300 or email at info@sailbaltimore.org. 
Application must be made no later than ten days prior to the date of 
the event. Applicants will be notified by the Captain of the Port or 
representative regarding status of applications generally the Friday 
before the date of the event.
    This rule prevents vessels from entering, transiting, mooring or 
anchoring within areas specifically designated as regulated areas 
during the periods of enforcement unless authorized by the Captain of 
the Port (COTP), or designated Coast Guard Patrol Commander. The 
designated ``Patrol Commander'' includes Coast Guard commissioned, 
warrant, or petty officer who has been designated by the COTP to act on 
their behalf. On-scene patrol commander may be augmented by local, 
State or Federal officials authorized to act in support of the Coast 
Guard.
Safety Zones
    This rule adds 4 new safety zones, and revises 22 previously 
established safety zones listed in the Table to Sec.  165.506. Other 
than changes to the dates and locations of certain safety zones, the 
other provisions in 33 CFR 165.506 remain unchanged.
    The Coast Guard revises the regulations at 33 CFR 165.506 by adding 
4 new safety zone locations to the permanent regulations listed in this 
section. The new safety zones are listed in Table 4, including 
reference by section as printed in the Table to Sec.  165.506.

                                 Table 4
                 [Safety zones added to 33 CFR 165.506]
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    Table to Sec.   165.506 section                  Location
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1. (a.)17..............................  N. Atlantic Ocean, Sea Isle
                                          City, NJ.
2. (a.)18..............................  Rehoboth Bay, Dewey Beach, DE.

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3. (b.)27..............................  Chester River, Kent Island
                                          Narrows, MD.
4. (b.)28..............................  Susquehanna River, Havre de
                                          Grace, MD.
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    The rule revises 22 preexisting safety zones that involves change 
to event date(s) and coordinates. These revised safety zones are shown 
in Table 5, with reference by section as printed in the Table to Sec.  
165.506.

                                 Table 5
            [Changes to safety zone date(s) and coordinates]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                         Revision (date/
    Table to Sec.   165.506            Location           coordinates)
------------section-----------------------------------------------------
1. (a.)1......................  N. Atlantic Ocean,      dates.
                                 Bethany Beach, DE.
2. (a.)3......................  N. Atlantic Ocean,      dates.
                                 Rehoboth Beach, DE.
3. (a.)4......................  N. Atlantic Ocean,      dates.
                                 Avalon, NJ.
4. (a.)5......................  Barnegat Bay, Barnegat  dates.
                                 Township, NJ.
5. (a.)6......................  N. Atlantic Ocean,      dates.
                                 Cape May, NJ.
6. (a.)7......................  Delaware Bay, North     dates.
                                 Cape May, NJ.
7. (a.)8......................  Great Egg Harbor        dates.
                                 Inlet, Margate City,
                                 NJ.
8. (a.)9......................  Metedeconk River,       dates.
                                 Brick Township, NJ.
9. (a.)10.....................  N. Atlantic Ocean,      dates.
                                 Atlantic City, NJ.
10. (a.)11....................  N. Atlantic Ocean,      dates.
                                 Ocean City, NJ.
11. (a.)13....................  Little Egg Harbor,      dates.
                                 Parker Island, NJ.
12. (a.)16....................  Delaware River,         dates.
                                 Philadelphia, PA.
13. (b.)2.....................  Severn River and Spa    coordinates.
                                 Creek, Annapolis, MD.
14. (b.)4.....................  Upper Potomac River,    dates/
                                 Washington, DC.         coordinates.
15. (b.)5.....................  Northwest Harbor (East  coordinates.
                                 Channel), Patapsco
                                 River, MD.
16. (b.)12....................  Potomac River,          dates.
                                 Fairview Beach,
                                 Charles County, MD.
17. (b.)16....................  Susquehanna River,      dates.
                                 Havre de Grace, MD.
18. (b.)20....................  Upper Potomac River,    dates.
                                 Washington, DC.
19. (b.)22....................  Potomac River, Prince   dates/
                                 William County, VA.     coordinates.
20. (c.)9.....................  North Atlantic Ocean,   dates.
                                 Virginia Beach, VA
                                 (safety zone A).
21. (c.)18....................  Cape Charles Harbor,    dates.
                                 Cape Charles, VA.
22. (c.)23....................  Elizabeth River         dates.
                                 Eastern Branch,
                                 Norfolk, VA.
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    Each year, organizations in the Fifth Coast Guard District sponsor 
fireworks displays in the same general location and time period. Each 
event uses a barge or an on-shore site near the shoreline as the 
fireworks launch platform. A safety zone is used to control vessel 
movement within a specified distance surrounding the launch platforms 
to ensure the safety of persons and property. Coast Guard personnel on 
scene may allow boaters within the safety zone if conditions permit.
    The enforcement period for these safety zones is from 5:30 p.m. to 
1 a.m. local time. However, vessels may enter, remain in, or transit 
through these safety zones during this time frame if authorized by the 
COTP or designated Coast Guard patrol commander on scene, as provided 
for in 33 CFR 165.23. This rule provides for the safety of life on 
navigable waters during the events. The regulatory text we are 
proposing appears at the end of this document.

V. Regulatory Analyses

    We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and 
executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses 
based on a number of these statutes and executive orders, and we 
discuss First Amendment rights of protestors.

A. Regulatory Planning and Review

    Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess the 
costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits. Executive Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of 
quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing 
rules, and of promoting flexibility. This rule has not been designated 
a ``significant regulatory action,'' under Executive Order 12866. 
Accordingly, the rule has not been reviewed by the Office of Management 
and Budget.
    This regulatory action determination is based on the short amount 
of time that vessels will be restricted from regulated areas, and the 
small size of these areas that are usually positioned away from high 
vessel traffic zones. Generally vessels would not be precluded from 
getting underway, or mooring at any piers or marinas currently located 
in the vicinity of the regulated areas. Advance notifications would 
also be made to the local maritime community by issuance of Local 
Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, Marine information 
and facsimile broadcasts so mariners can adjust their plans 
accordingly. Notifications to the public for most events will typically 
be made by local newspapers, radio and TV stations. The Coast Guard 
anticipates that these special local regulated areas and safety zones 
will only be enforced one to three times per year.

B. Impact on Small Entities

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, 5 U.S.C. 601-612, as 
amended,

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requires Federal agencies to consider the potential impact of 
regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ``small 
entities'' comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations 
that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their 
fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 
50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule 
would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities.
    While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit the 
regulated areas or safety zones may be small entities, for the reasons 
stated in section IV.A above this rule would not have a significant 
economic impact on any vessel owner or operator. However this rule will 
affect the following entities some of which may be small entities: The 
owners and operators of vessels intending to transit or anchor in these 
regulated areas during the times the zones are enforced.
    These special local regulated areas and safety zones will not have 
a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities 
for the following reasons: The Coast Guard will ensure that small 
entities are able to operate in the areas where events are occurring to 
the extent possible while ensuring the safety of event participants and 
spectators. The enforcement period will be short in duration and, in 
many of the areas, vessels can transit safely around the regulated 
area. Generally, blanket permission to enter, remain in, or transit 
through these regulated areas will be given, except during the period 
that the Coast Guard patrol vessel is present. Before the enforcement 
period, we will issue maritime advisories widely.
    If you think that your business, organization, or governmental 
jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule would have 
a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see 
ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what 
degree this rule would economically affect it.
    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), we want to assist small 
entities in understanding this rule. If the rule would affect your 
small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have 
questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please 
contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section. The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that 
question or complain about this rule or any policy or action of the 
Coast Guard.

C. Collection of Information

    This rule would not call for a new collection of information under 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520).

D. Federalism and Indian Tribal Governments

    A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, 
Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, on the 
relationship between the national government and the States, or on the 
distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of 
government. We have analyzed this rule under that Order and have 
determined that it is consistent with the fundamental federalism 
principles and preemption requirements described in Executive Order 
13132.
    Also, this rule does not have tribal implications under Executive 
Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal 
Governments, because it would not have a substantial direct effect on 
one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal 
Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and 
responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. If 
you believe this rule has implications for federalism or Indian tribes, 
please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section above.

E. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

    The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531-1538) 
requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary 
regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may 
result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in 
the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for 
inflation) or more in any one year. Though this rule would not result 
in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule 
elsewhere in this preamble.

F. Environment

    We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security 
Management Directive 023-01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which 
guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and have made a preliminary 
determination that this action is one of a category of actions that do 
not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human 
environment.
    This rule involves implementation of regulations within 33 CFR part 
100 that apply to organized marine events on the navigable waters of 
the United States. Some marine events by their nature may introduce 
potential for adverse impact on the safety or other interest of 
waterway users or waterfront infrastructure within or close proximity 
to the event area. The category of water activities includes but is not 
limited to sail boat regattas, boat parades, power boat racing, 
swimming events, crew racing, and sail board racing. This section of 
the rule is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 
34(h) of Figure 2-1 of the Commandant Instruction. An environmental 
analysis checklist supporting this determination and a Categorical 
Exclusion Determination are not required for this section of the rule.
    This rule involves implementation of regulations at 33 CFR part 165 
that establish safety zones on navigable waters of the United States 
for fireworks events. These safety zones are enforced for the duration 
of fireworks display events. The fireworks are generally launched from 
or immediately adjacent to navigable waters of the United States. The 
category of activities includes fireworks launched from barges or at 
the shoreline that generally rely on the use of navigable waters as a 
safety buffer. Fireworks displays may introduce potential hazards such 
as accidental discharge of fireworks, dangerous projectiles, and 
falling hot embers or other debris. This section of the rule is 
categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(g) of 
Figure 2-1 of the Commandant Instruction. A preliminary environmental 
analysis checklist supporting this determination and a Categorical 
Exclusion Determination are available in the docket where indicated 
under ADDRESSES. We seek any comments or information that may lead to 
the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this rule.

G. Protest Activities

    The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. 
Protesters are asked to contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section to coordinate protest activities so that 
your message can be received without jeopardizing the safety or 
security of people, places, or vessels.

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VI. Public Participation and Request for Comments

    We view public participation as essential to effective rulemaking, 
and will consider all comments and material received during the comment 
period. Your comment can help shape the outcome of this rulemaking. If 
you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this 
rulemaking, indicate the specific section of this document to which 
each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or 
recommendation.
    We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be 
submitted using http://www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate 
instructions.
    We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted 
without change to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any 
personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and the 
docket, you may review a Privacy Act notice regarding the Federal 
Docket Management System in the March 24, 2005, issue of the Federal 
Register (70 FR 15086).
    Documents mentioned in this rule as being available in the docket, 
and all public comments, will be in our online docket at http://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that Web site's 
instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign up 
for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted or a 
final rule is published.

List of Subjects

33 CFR Part 100

    Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Waterways.

33 CFR Part 165

    Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways.

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 
33 CFR parts 100 and 165 as follows:

PART 100--SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS

0
1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233.


0
2. Revise Sec.  100.501 to read as follows:


Sec.  100.501  Special Local Regulations; Marine Events within the 
Fifth Coast Guard District.

    The following regulations apply to the marine events listed in the 
Table to Sec.  100.501. These regulations will be effective annually, 
for the duration of each event listed in the Table to Sec.  100.501. 
Annual notice of the exact dates and times of the effective period of 
the regulation with respect to each event, the geographical area, and 
details concerning the nature of the event and the number of 
participants and type(s) of vessels involved will be published in Local 
Notices to Mariners and via Broadcast Notice to Mariners over VHF-FM 
marine band radio.
    (a) Definitions. The following definitions apply to this section:
    (1) Coast Guard Patrol Commander. A Patrol Commander (PATCOM) is a 
commissioned, warrant, or petty officer of the Coast Guard who has been 
designated by the respective Coast Guard Sector--Captain of the Port to 
enforce these regulations.
    (2) Official Patrol means any vessel assigned or approved by the 
respective Captain of the Port with a commissioned, warrant, or petty 
officer on board and displaying a Coast Guard ensign.
    (3) Spectators. All persons and vessels not registered with the 
event sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels.
    (4) Regulated area as used in this section means an area where 
Special local regulations apply to a specific described waterway to 
include creeks, sounds, bays, rivers and oceans. Regulated areas 
include all waters of a specific body of water described with intent to 
define boundaries where Coast Guard enforces Special local regulations. 
Boundaries may be described from shoreline to shoreline, reference 
bridges or other fixed structures, by points and lines defined by 
latitude and longitude. All coordinates reference Datum: NAD 1983.
    (b) Marine Event Patrol. The Coast Guard may assign a marine event 
patrol, as described in Sec.  100.40 of this part, to each regulated 
event listed in the table. Additionally, a Patrol Commander may be 
assigned to oversee the patrol. The marine event patrol and Patrol 
Commander may be contacted on VHF-FM Channel 16. The Coast Guard Patrol 
Commander may terminate the event, or the operation of any vessel 
participating in the marine event, at any time if deemed necessary for 
the protection of life or property. Only designated marine event 
participants and their vessels and official patrol vessels are 
authorized to enter the regulated area.
    (c) Special local regulations. (1) The Coast Guard Patrol Commander 
or designated marine event patrol may forbid and control the movement 
of all vessels in the regulated area(s). When hailed or signaled by an 
official patrol vessel, a vessel in these areas shall immediately 
comply with the directions given. Failure to do so may result in 
expulsion from the area, citation for failure to comply, or both.
    (2) The operator of any vessel in the regulated area shall:
    (i) Stop the vessel immediately when directed to do so by any 
Official Patrol and then proceed only as directed.
    (ii) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of 
the Official Patrol.
    (iii) When authorized to transit the regulated area, all vessels 
shall proceed at the minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course 
that minimizes wake near the race course.
    (3) Race area. This is an area described by a line bound by 
coordinates provided in latitude and longitude that outlines the 
boundary of a race area within the regulated area defined by this part. 
Only event sponsor designated participants or designated participating 
vessels and official patrol vessels are allowed to enter the race area. 
Persons or vessel operators may request authorization to enter, transit 
through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area by contacting 
the Patrol Commander on VHF-FM Channel 16.
    (4) Spectator area. This is an area described by a line bound by 
coordinates provided in latitude and longitude that outlines the 
boundary of a spectator area within the regulated area defined by this 
part. Spectators are only allowed inside the regulated area if they 
remain within a designated spectator area. All spectator vessels shall 
be anchored or operate at a No Wake Speed within the designated 
spectator area. On scene designated PATCOM representatives will direct 
spectator vessels to the spectator area. Spectators may contact the 
Coast Guard Patrol Commander to request permission to pass through the 
regulated area. If permission is granted, spectators must pass directly 
through the regulated area at safe speed and without loitering.
    (5) Buffer area. This is a neutral zone that surrounds the 
perimeter of a Race Area or Marine Event Area within the regulated area 
described by this part. The purpose of a buffer zone is to minimize 
potential collision conflicts with marine event participants or race 
boats and spectator vessels or nearby transiting vessels. This zone 
provides separation between a Race Area or

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Marine Event Area and a specified Spectator Area or other vessels that 
are operating in the vicinity of the Special local regulated area for 
marine event.
    (6) Spectators are only allowed inside the regulated area if they 
remain within a designated spectator area. Spectators may contact the 
Coast Guard Patrol Commander to request permission to either enter the 
Spectator Area or pass through the regulated area. If permission is 
granted, spectators may enter the Spectator Area or must pass directly 
through the regulated area as instructed by PATCOM at safe speed and 
without loitering.
    (d) Contact information. Questions about marine events should be 
addressed to the local Coast Guard Captain of the Port for the area in 
which the marine event is occurring. Contact information is listed 
below. For a description of the geographical area of each Coast Guard 
Sector--Captain of the Port zone, please see subpart 3.25 of this 
chapter.
    (1) Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay--Captain of the Port Zone, 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: (215) 271-4940.
    (2) Coast Guard Sector Baltimore--Captain of the Port Zone, 
Baltimore, Maryland: (410) 576-2525.
    (3) Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads--Captain of the Port Zone, 
Norfolk, Virginia: (757) 483-8567.
    (4) Coast Guard Sector North Carolina--Captain of the Port Zone 
North Carolina: (877) 229-0770 or (910) 362-4015.
    (e) Application for marine events. The application requirements of 
Sec.  100.15 of this part apply to all marine events listed in the 
Table to Sec.  100.501. For information on applying for a marine event 
permit, contact the Captain of the Port for the area in which the 
marine event will occur, at the phone numbers listed above.
    (f) Enforcement periods. The enforcement periods for each of the 
Special local regulations listed in the Table to Sec.  100.501 of this 
section are subject to change, but the duration of enforcement would 
remain the same or nearly the same total amount of time as stated in 
its table. In the event of a change, or for enforcement periods listed 
that do not allow a specific date or dates to be determined, the 
Captain of the Port will provide notice by publishing a Notice of 
Enforcement in the Federal Register, as well as, issuing a Broadcast 
Notice to Mariners.
    (g) Regulations for specific marine events. (1) Marine event (b.) 
7, U.S. Naval Academy Blue Angels Air Show. Severn River spectator 
area; except for a vessel in an emergency situation, a vessel may not 
anchor or maintain station within the spectator area described in Table 
to 100.501 (b.) 7 without the permission of the Captain of the Port or 
designated Patrol Commander. The Captain of the Port has designated 
this spectator area for commercial small passenger vessel use. This 
area is closed except for commercial small passenger vessels holding a 
valid Certificate of Inspection regulated under 46 CFR chapter I, 
subchapters K and T (46 CFR 114.110, and 175.110). Vessels that meet 
the requirements of this section may request access to the Severn River 
spectator area by contacting the City of Annapolis Harbormaster at 
(410) 263-7973 or email harbormaster@annapolis.gov to obtain a vessel 
spectator area application. Vessel spectator area applications shall be 
submitted no later than 7 calendar days prior to the event date. 
Applicants will be notified by the Captain of the Port or 
representative regarding status of applications and further 
instructions. All vessels shall contact the Patrol Commander on VHF-FM 
channels 16 or 22A prior to transiting to the spectator area to confirm 
entry approval. Vessels approved for spectator area access shall follow 
the instructions issued by the Patrol Commander when entering the 
regulated area. The regulations for this event will restrict access to 
some of the anchorage grounds listed at 33 CFR 110.159, Annapolis 
Harbor, MD, specifically (2) Middle Ground Anchorage, (3) South 
Anchorage and (4) Naval Anchorage for Small Craft.
    (2) Marine event (b.) 24, Baltimore Air Show. Patapsco River 
spectator area; except for a vessel in an emergency situation, a vessel 
may not anchor or hold station within the spectator area described in 
Table to 100.501 (b.) 24 without the permission of the Captain of the 
Port or designated Patrol Commander. The Captain of the Port has 
designated this spectator area for commercial small passenger vessel 
use. This area is closed except for commercial small passenger vessels 
holding a valid Certificate of Inspection regulated under 46 CFR 
chapter I, subchapters K and T (46 CFR 114.110, and 175.110). Vessels 
that meet the requirements of this section may request access to the 
Patapsco River spectator area by contacting the Sail Baltimore at (410) 
522-7300 or email info@sailbaltimore.org to obtain a vessel spectator 
area application. Vessel spectator area applications shall be submitted 
no later than 10 calendar days prior to the event date. Applicants will 
be notified by the Captain of the Port or representative regarding 
status of applications and further instructions. All vessels shall 
contact the Patrol Commander on VHF-FM channels 16 or 22A prior to 
transiting to the spectator area to confirm entry approval. Vessels 
approved for spectator area access shall follow the instructions issued 
by the Patrol Commander when entering the regulated area.

                                             Table to Sec.   100.501
                [All coordinates listed in the Table to Sec.   100.501 reference Datum NAD 1983]
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                          Enforcement                                                    Location/special local
        No.              period(s) \1\             Event                Sponsor             regulation area
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 (a.) Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay--COTP Zone
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1..................  June--1st Sunday....  Atlantic County Day   Atlantic County, New  The waters of Great Egg
                                            at the Bay.           Jersey.               Harbor Bay, adjacent to
                                                                                        Somers Point, New
                                                                                        Jersey, bounded by a
                                                                                        line drawn along the
                                                                                        following boundaries:
                                                                                        The area is bounded to
                                                                                        the north by the
                                                                                        shoreline along John F.
                                                                                        Kennedy Park and Somers
                                                                                        Point, New Jersey;
                                                                                        bounded to the east by
                                                                                        the State Route 52
                                                                                        bridge; bounded to the
                                                                                        south by a line that
                                                                                        runs along latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]18'00'' N.; and
                                                                                        bounded to the west by a
                                                                                        line that runs along
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]37'00'' W.

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2..................  May--3rd Sunday;      Annual Escape from    Escape from Fort      All waters of the
                      September--3rd        Fort Delaware         Delaware Triathlon,   Delaware River between
                      Saturday.             Triathlon.            Inc.                  Pea Patch Island and
                                                                                        Delaware City, Delaware,
                                                                                        bounded by a line
                                                                                        connecting the following
                                                                                        points: Latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]36'35.7'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]35'25.6'' W.,
                                                                                        thence southeast to
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]34'57.3'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]33'23.1'' W.,
                                                                                        thence southwest to
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]34'11.9'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]34'28.6'' W.,
                                                                                        thence northwest to
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]35'52.4'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]36'33.9'' W.,
                                                                                        thence to point of
                                                                                        origin.
3..................  June--last Saturday.  Westville Parade of   Borough of Westville  All waters of Big Timber
                                            Lights.               and Westville Power   Creek in Westville, New
                                                                  Boat.                 Jersey from shoreline to
                                                                                        shoreline bounded on the
                                                                                        south from the Route 130
                                                                                        Bridge and to the north
                                                                                        by the entrance of the
                                                                                        Delaware River.
4..................  June--4th Sunday....  OPA Atlantic City     Offshore Performance  Regulated enforcement
                                            Grand Prix.           Assn. (OPA).          area--All waters of the
                                                                                        North Atlantic Ocean
                                                                                        encompassed within the
                                                                                        following areas:
                                                                                       Race area: All waters of
                                                                                        the North Atlantic Ocean
                                                                                        bounded by a line
                                                                                        connecting the following
                                                                                        points: Latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]21'31'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]24'45'' W.,
                                                                                        thence east to latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]21'08'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]24'32'' W.,
                                                                                        thence southwest to
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]20'21.5'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]27'04.6'' W.,
                                                                                        thence northwest to
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]20'45.6'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]27'11.6'' W.,
                                                                                        thence northeast
                                                                                        parallel to shoreline to
                                                                                        point of origin.
                                                                                       Buffer area: All waters
                                                                                        of the North Atlantic
                                                                                        Ocean bounded by a line
                                                                                        connecting the following
                                                                                        points: Latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]21'46'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]24'35'' W.,
                                                                                        thence east to latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]21'06'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]24'06'' W.,
                                                                                        thence southwest to
                                                                                        latitude 39[deg]20'06''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]27'20'' W.,
                                                                                        thence northwest to
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]20'40.6'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]27'31.5'' W.,
                                                                                        thence northeast along
                                                                                        the shoreline to point
                                                                                        of origin.
                                                                                       Spectator area: All
                                                                                        waters of the North
                                                                                        Atlantic Ocean bounded
                                                                                        by a line connecting the
                                                                                        following points:
                                                                                        Latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]21'05.6'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]24'05.8'' W.,
                                                                                        thence east to latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]20'52.1'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]23'53.9'' W.,
                                                                                        thence southeast to
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]19'51.6'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]27'16.2'' W.,
                                                                                        thence northwest to
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]20'05.6'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]27'20'' W.,
                                                                                        thence northeast to
                                                                                        point of origin.
5..................  July--on or about     U.S. holiday          City of Philadelphia  The waters of the
                      July 4th.             celebrations.                               Delaware River, adjacent
                                                                                        to Philadelphia, PA and
                                                                                        Camden, NJ, from
                                                                                        shoreline to shoreline,
                                                                                        bounded on the south by
                                                                                        the Walt Whitman Bridge
                                                                                        and bounded on the north
                                                                                        by the Benjamin Franklin
                                                                                        Bridge.
6..................  August--2nd Friday,   Point Pleasant OPA/   Offshore Performance  Regulated enforcement
                      Saturday and Sunday.  NJ Offshore Grand     Association (OPA)     area--All waters of the
                                            Prix.                 and New Jersey        North Atlantic Ocean
                                                                  Offshore Racing       encompassed within the
                                                                  Assn.                 following areas:
                                                                                       Race area: All waters of
                                                                                        the North Atlantic Ocean
                                                                                        bounded by a line
                                                                                        connecting the following
                                                                                        points: Latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]59'41'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]03'20'' W.,
                                                                                        thence east to latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]59'28'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]02'15'' W.,
                                                                                        thence southwest to
                                                                                        latitude 39[deg]56'41''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]02'55'' W.,
                                                                                        thence west to latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]56'45'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]03'52'' W.,
                                                                                        thence north parallel to
                                                                                        shoreline to point of
                                                                                        origin.

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                                                                                       Buffer area: All waters
                                                                                        of the North Atlantic
                                                                                        Ocean bounded by a line
                                                                                        connecting the following
                                                                                        points: Latitude
                                                                                        40[deg]00'00'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]03'31'' W.,
                                                                                        thence east to latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]59'41'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]02'00'' W.,
                                                                                        thence southwest to
                                                                                        latitude 39[deg]56'28''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]02'43'' W.,
                                                                                        thence west to latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]56'31'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]04'10'' W.,
                                                                                        thence north along the
                                                                                        shoreline to point of
                                                                                        origin.
                                                                                       Spectator area: All
                                                                                        waters of the North
                                                                                        Atlantic Ocean bounded
                                                                                        by a line connecting the
                                                                                        following points:
                                                                                        Latitude 39[deg]59'41''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]01'59'' W.,
                                                                                        thence east to latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]59'39'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]01'48'' W.,
                                                                                        thence southwest to
                                                                                        latitude 39[deg]56'27''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]02'29'' W.,
                                                                                        thence west to latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]56'28'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]02'43'' W.,
                                                                                        thence north to point of
                                                                                        origin.
7..................  May--3rd weekend,     New Jersey Offshore   Offshore Performance  Regulated enforcement
                      Saturday and Sunday.  Grand Prix.           Assn. & New Jersey    area--All waters of the
                                                                  Offshore Racing       North Atlantic Ocean
                                                                  Assn.                 encompassed within the
                                                                                        following areas:
                                                                                       Race area: All waters of
                                                                                        the North Atlantic Ocean
                                                                                        bounded by a line
                                                                                        connecting the following
                                                                                        points: Latitude
                                                                                        40[deg]05'40'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]01'59'' W.,
                                                                                        thence southeast to
                                                                                        latitude 40[deg]05'34''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]01'40'' W.,
                                                                                        thence south to latitude
                                                                                        40[deg]03'54'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]02'07'' W.,
                                                                                        thence west to latitude
                                                                                        40[deg]03'56'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]02'24'' W.,
                                                                                        thence north and
                                                                                        parallel to shoreline to
                                                                                        point of origin.
                                                                                       Buffer area: All waters
                                                                                        of the North Atlantic
                                                                                        Ocean bounded by a line
                                                                                        connecting the following
                                                                                        points: Latitude
                                                                                        40[deg]05'55'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]02'02'' W.,
                                                                                        thence southeast to
                                                                                        latitude 40[deg]05'44''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]01'28'' W.,
                                                                                        thence south to latitude
                                                                                        40[deg]03'42'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]02'01'' W.,
                                                                                        thence west to latitude
                                                                                        40[deg]03'44'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]02'36'' W.,
                                                                                        thence north along the
                                                                                        shoreline to point of
                                                                                        origin.
                                                                                       Spectator area: All
                                                                                        waters of the North
                                                                                        Atlantic Ocean bounded
                                                                                        by a line connecting the
                                                                                        following points:
                                                                                        Latitude 40[deg]05'44''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]01'27'' W.,
                                                                                        thence east to latitude
                                                                                        40[deg]05'42'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]01'20'' W.,
                                                                                        thence southwest to
                                                                                        latitude 40[deg]03'42''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]01'55'' W.,
                                                                                        thence west to latitude
                                                                                        40[deg]03'42'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]02'01'' W.,
                                                                                        thence north to point of
                                                                                        origin.
8..................  August--3rd Tuesday   Thunder Over the      Atlantic City         The waters of the North
                      and Wednesday.        Boardwalk Air show.   Chamber of Commerce.  Atlantic Ocean, adjacent
                                                                                        to Atlantic City, New
                                                                                        Jersey, bounded by a
                                                                                        line drawn between the
                                                                                        following points: From a
                                                                                        point along the
                                                                                        shoreline at latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]21'31'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]25'04'' W.,
                                                                                        thence southeasterly to
                                                                                        latitude 39[deg]21'08''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]24'48'' W.,
                                                                                        thence southwesterly to
                                                                                        latitude 39[deg]20'16''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]27'17'' W.,
                                                                                        thence northwesterly to
                                                                                        a point along the
                                                                                        shoreline at latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]20'44'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]27'31'' W.,
                                                                                        thence northeasterly
                                                                                        along the shoreline to
                                                                                        latitude 39[deg]21'31''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]25'04'' W.
9..................  October--1st Monday   U.S. holiday          City of Philadelphia  The waters of the
                      (Columbus Day).       celebrations.                               Delaware River, adjacent
                                                                                        to Philadelphia, PA and
                                                                                        Camden, NJ, from
                                                                                        shoreline to shoreline,
                                                                                        bounded on the south by
                                                                                        the Walt Whitman Bridge
                                                                                        and bounded on the north
                                                                                        by the Benjamin Franklin
                                                                                        Bridge.
10.................  December 31st (New    U.S. holiday          City of Philadelphia  The waters of the
                      Year's Eve).          celebrations.                               Delaware River, adjacent
                                                                                        to Philadelphia, PA and
                                                                                        Camden, NJ, from
                                                                                        shoreline to shoreline,
                                                                                        bounded on the south by
                                                                                        the Walt Whitman Bridge
                                                                                        and bounded on the north
                                                                                        by the Benjamin Franklin
                                                                                        Bridge.

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11.................  September--2nd or     Ocean City Air Show.  Ocean City, NJ......  All waters of the New
                      3rd Sunday.                                                       Jersey Intracoastal
                                                                                        Waterway (ICW) bounded
                                                                                        by a line connecting the
                                                                                        following points;
                                                                                        Latitude 39[deg]15'57''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]35'09'' W.
                                                                                        thence northeast to
                                                                                        latitude 39[deg]16'34''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]33'54'' W.
                                                                                        thence southeast to
                                                                                        latitude 39[deg]16'17''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]33'29'' W.
                                                                                        thence southwest to
                                                                                        latitude 39[deg]15'40''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]34'46'' W.
                                                                                        thence northwest to
                                                                                        point of origin, near
                                                                                        Ocean City, NJ.
12.................  June--4th Sunday and  Atlantic City         Atlantic City, NJ...  All waters of the New
                      August 2nd or 3rd     International                               Jersey Intracoastal
                      Sunday. September--   Triathlon.                                  Waterway (ICW) bounded
                      2nd or 3rd Saturday                                               by a line connecting the
                      and Sunday.                                                       following points;
                                                                                        Latitude 39[deg]21'20''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]27'18'' W.
                                                                                        thence northeast to
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]21'27.47'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]27'10.31'' W.
                                                                                        thence northeast to
                                                                                        latitude 39[deg]21'33''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]26'57'' W.
                                                                                        thence northwest to
                                                                                        latitude 39[deg]21'37''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]27'03'' W.
                                                                                        thence southwest to
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]21'29.88'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]27'14.31'' W.
                                                                                        thence south to latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]21'19'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]27'22'' W.
                                                                                        thence east to latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]21'18.14'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        074[deg]27'19.25'' W.
                                                                                        thence north to point of
                                                                                        origin, near Atlantic
                                                                                        City, NJ.
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                                  (b.) Coast Guard Sector Baltimore--COTP Zone
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1..................  March--4th or last    USNA Safety at Sea    U.S. Naval Academy..  All waters of the Severn
                      Saturday; or April--  Seminar.                                    River from shoreline to
                      1st Saturday.                                                     shoreline, bounded to
                                                                                        the northwest by the
                                                                                        Naval Academy (SR-450)
                                                                                        Bridge and bounded to
                                                                                        the southeast by a line
                                                                                        drawn from Triton Light
                                                                                        at latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]58'53.0'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]28'34.4'' W.,
                                                                                        thence easterly to Carr
                                                                                        Point, MD at latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]58'58.7'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]27'38.9'' W.
2..................  April and May--every  USNA Crew Races.....  U.S. Naval Academy..  All waters of the Severn
                      Friday, Saturday                                                  River from shoreline to
                      and Sunday.                                                       shoreline, bounded to
                                                                                        the northwest by a line
                                                                                        drawn from the south
                                                                                        shoreline at latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]00'58'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]31'32'' W.
                                                                                        thence to the north
                                                                                        shoreline at latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]01'11'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]31'10'' W., The
                                                                                        regulated area is
                                                                                        bounded to the southeast
                                                                                        by a line drawn from
                                                                                        U.S. Naval Academy Light
                                                                                        at latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]58'39.5'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]28'49'' W.,
                                                                                        thence easterly to Carr
                                                                                        Point, MD at latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]58'58'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]27'41'' W.
3..................  July--3rd, 4th or     Middle River Dinghy   Norris Trust          The waters of Middle
                      last Saturday, or     Poker Run.            Foundation.           River, from shoreline to
                      Sunday.                                                           shoreline, within an
                                                                                        area bounded to the
                                                                                        north by a line drawn
                                                                                        along latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]19'33'' N., and
                                                                                        bounded to the south by
                                                                                        a line drawn from
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]17'24.4'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]23'53.3'' W., to
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]18'06.4'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]23'10.9'' W.,
                                                                                        located in Baltimore
                                                                                        County, at Essex, MD.
4..................  May--1st Sunday.....  Nanticoke River Swim  Nanticoke River Swim  All waters of the
                                            and Triathlon.        and Triathlon, Inc.   Nanticoke River,
                                                                                        including Bivalve
                                                                                        Channel and Bivalve
                                                                                        Harbor, bounded by a
                                                                                        line drawn from a point
                                                                                        on the shoreline at
                                                                                        latitude 38[deg]18'00''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]54'00'' W.,
                                                                                        thence westerly to
                                                                                        latitude 38[deg]18'00''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]55'00'' W.,
                                                                                        thence northerly to
                                                                                        latitude 38[deg]20'00''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]53'48'' W.,
                                                                                        thence easterly to
                                                                                        latitude 38[deg]19'42''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]52'54'' W.

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5..................  May--Saturday before  Chestertown Tea       Chestertown Tea       All waters of the Chester
                      Memorial Day.         Party Re-enactment.   Party Festival.       River, within a line
                                                                                        connecting the following
                                                                                        positions: Latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]12'27'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]03'46'' W.;
                                                                                        thence to latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]12'19'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]03'53'' W.;
                                                                                        thence to latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]12'15'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]03'41'' W.;
                                                                                        thence to latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]12'26'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]03'38'' W.;
                                                                                        thence to the point of
                                                                                        origin at latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]12'27'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]03'46'' W.,
                                                                                        located at Chestertown,
                                                                                        MD.
6..................  May--3rd Friday,      Washington, D.C.      Washington, D.C.      The waters of the Upper
                      Saturday and          Dragon Boat           Dragon Boat           Potomac River,
                      Sunday. June 2nd or   Festival.             Festival, Inc.        Washington, DC, from
                      3rd Friday,                                                       shoreline to shoreline,
                      Saturday and Sunday.                                              bounded upstream by the
                                                                                        Francis Scott Key Bridge
                                                                                        and downstream by the
                                                                                        Roosevelt Memorial
                                                                                        Bridge, located at
                                                                                        Georgetown, Washington,
                                                                                        DC.
7..................  May--Tuesday and      USNA Blue Angels Air  U.S. Naval Academy..  All waters of the Severn
                      Wednesday before      Show.                                       River from shoreline to
                      Memorial Day                                                      shoreline, bounded to
                      (observed).                                                       the northwest by a line
                                                                                        drawn from the south
                                                                                        shoreline at latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]00'38'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]31'02'' W.,
                                                                                        thence to the north
                                                                                        shoreline at latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]00'52.7'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]30'46'' W., this
                                                                                        line is approximately
                                                                                        1300 yards northwest of
                                                                                        the U.S. 50 fixed
                                                                                        highway bridge. The
                                                                                        regulated area is
                                                                                        bounded to the southeast
                                                                                        by a line drawn from
                                                                                        U.S. Naval Academy Light
                                                                                        at latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]58'39.5'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]28'49'' W.,
                                                                                        thence southeast to a
                                                                                        point 1500 yards ESE of
                                                                                        Chinks Point, MD at
                                                                                        latitude 38[deg]57'41''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]27'36'' W.,
                                                                                        thence northeast to
                                                                                        Greenbury Point at
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]58'27.7'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]27'16.4'' W.,
                                                                                       Spectator area: All
                                                                                        waters of the Severn
                                                                                        River bounded by a line
                                                                                        commencing at latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]58'38.2'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]27'56.9'' W.,
                                                                                        thence southeast to
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]58'24.9'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]27'47.6'' W.,
                                                                                        thence west to latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]58'22.3'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]27'54.5'' W.,
                                                                                        thence northwest to
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]58'28.3'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]28'11'' W.,
                                                                                        thence east to point of
                                                                                        origin. This area is
                                                                                        located generally in the
                                                                                        center portion of Middle
                                                                                        Ground Anchorage, Severn
                                                                                        River, MD. This
                                                                                        spectator area is
                                                                                        restricted to certain
                                                                                        vessels as described in
                                                                                        Sec.   100.501 paragraph
                                                                                        (g)(1).
8..................  June--2nd Sunday....  The Great Chesapeake  The Great Chesapeake  The waters of the
                                            Bay Swim.             Bay Swim, Inc.        Chesapeake Bay between
                                                                                        and adjacent to the
                                                                                        spans of the William P.
                                                                                        Lane Jr. Memorial
                                                                                        Bridges from shoreline
                                                                                        to shoreline, bounded to
                                                                                        the north by a line
                                                                                        drawn parallel and 500
                                                                                        yards north of the north
                                                                                        bridge span that
                                                                                        originates from the
                                                                                        western shoreline at
                                                                                        latitude 39[deg]00'36''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]23'05'' W., and
                                                                                        thence eastward to the
                                                                                        eastern shoreline at
                                                                                        latitude 38[deg]59'14''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]20'00'' W., and
                                                                                        bounded to the south by
                                                                                        a line drawn parallel
                                                                                        and 500 yards south of
                                                                                        the south bridge span
                                                                                        that originates from the
                                                                                        western shoreline at
                                                                                        latitude 39[deg]00'16''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]24'30'' W., and
                                                                                        thence eastward to the
                                                                                        eastern shoreline at
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]58'38.5'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]20'06'' W.
9..................  June--3rd, 4th or     Maryland Swim for     District of Columbia  The waters of the Chester
                      last Saturday or      Life.                 Aquatics Club.        River from shoreline to
                      July--2nd or 3rd                                                  shoreline, bounded on
                      Saturday.                                                         the south by a line
                                                                                        drawn at latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]10'16'' N., near
                                                                                        the Chester River
                                                                                        Channel Buoy 35 (LLN-
                                                                                        26795) and bounded on
                                                                                        the north at latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]12'30'' N., by
                                                                                        the Maryland S.R. 213
                                                                                        Highway Bridge.
10.................  June--last Saturday   Bo Bowman Memorial--  Carolina Virginia     Regulated enforcement
                      and Sunday or July--  Sharptown Regatta.    Racing Assn.          area--All waters of the
                      2nd Saturday and                                                  Nanticoke River
                      Sunday.                                                           encompassed within the
                                                                                        following areas:

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                                                                                       Race area: All waters of
                                                                                        the Nanticoke River
                                                                                        commencing at a point at
                                                                                        latitude 38[deg]33'02''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]42'44'' W.,
                                                                                        thence northwest to
                                                                                        latitude 38[deg]33'03''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]42'45'' W.,
                                                                                        thence southwest to
                                                                                        latitude 38[deg]32'46''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]43'08'' W.,
                                                                                        thence southeast to
                                                                                        latitude 38[deg]32'45''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]43'07'' W.,
                                                                                        thence northeast to the
                                                                                        point of origin.
                                                                                       Race boat/participant
                                                                                        access area: Located
                                                                                        southwest and down river
                                                                                        from the race area. From
                                                                                        shoreline to shoreline
                                                                                        and bound by a line
                                                                                        commencing at latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]32'37'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]43'14'' W.,
                                                                                        thence northwest across
                                                                                        the river to latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]32'41.5'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]43'19.3'' W.,
                                                                                        thence northeast to
                                                                                        latitude 38[deg]32'46''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]43'14'' W.,
                                                                                        thence southeast along
                                                                                        the Route 313 bridge to
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]32'41.7'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]43'08.2'' W.,
                                                                                        thence southwest to
                                                                                        point of origin.
                                                                                       Buffer area: All waters
                                                                                        of the Nanticoke River
                                                                                        bounded by a line
                                                                                        connecting the following
                                                                                        points: Commencing at
                                                                                        latitude 38[deg]33'02''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]42'39'' W.,
                                                                                        thence southwest
                                                                                        tolatitude
                                                                                        38[deg]32'42'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]43'07'' W.,
                                                                                        thence northwest to
                                                                                        latitude 38[deg]32'47''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]43'13'' W.,
                                                                                        thence northeast to
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]33'07.5'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude 75[deg]42'46''
                                                                                        W., thence southwest to
                                                                                        the point of origin.
                                                                                       Spectator area: All
                                                                                        waters of the Nanticoke
                                                                                        River bounded by the
                                                                                        following points:
                                                                                        Located northeast and up-
                                                                                        river from the race
                                                                                        area. From shoreline to
                                                                                        shoreline and bound by a
                                                                                        line commencing at
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]33'08.5'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]42'33.6'' W.,
                                                                                        thence southeasterly
                                                                                        along the shoreline to
                                                                                        latitude 38[deg]33'02''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]42'39'' W.,
                                                                                        thence across the river
                                                                                        northwest to latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]33'07.4'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]42'46'' W.,
                                                                                        thence the northeast
                                                                                        along the shoreline to
                                                                                        latitude 38[deg]33'13''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]42'41.5'' W.,
                                                                                        thence southeast across
                                                                                        the river to point of
                                                                                        origin.
11.................  May/June--Saturday    Rock Hall and         Kinetic Endeavors,    The waters of Rock Hall
                      and Sunday after      Waterman's            LLC.                  Harbor from shoreline to
                      Memorial Day          Triathlon Swims.                            shoreline, bounded by a
                      (observed); and                                                   line drawn from latitude
                      October--1st                                                      39[deg]07'59'' N.,
                      Saturday and Sunday.                                              longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]15'03'' W., to
                                                                                        latitude 39[deg]07'50''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]14'41'' W.,
                                                                                        located at the entrance
                                                                                        to Rock Hall, MD.
12.................  September--2nd        Catholic Charities    Associated Catholic   The waters of the
                      Saturday or the       Dragon Boat Races.    Charities, Inc.       Patapsco River, within
                      Saturday after                                                    the Inner Harbor, from
                      Labor Day.                                                        shoreline to shoreline,
                      (biennial, even                                                   bounded on the east by a
                      years).                                                           line drawn along
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]36'30'' W.,
                                                                                        located at Baltimore,
                                                                                        MD.
13.................  June--3rd, 4th or     Baltimore Dragon      Baltimore Dragon      The waters of Patapsco
                      last Saturday or      Boat Challenge.       Boat Club.            River, Northwest Harbor,
                      Sunday.                                                           in Baltimore, MD, from
                                                                                        shoreline to shoreline,
                                                                                        within an area bounded
                                                                                        on the east by a line
                                                                                        drawn along longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]35' W., and
                                                                                        bounded on the west by a
                                                                                        line drawn along
                                                                                        longitude 076[deg]36' W.
14.................  May--2nd, 3rd 4th or  Oxford-Bellevue       Enviro-Sports         The waters of the Tred
                      last Saturday.        Sharkfest Swim.       Productions Inc.      Avon River from
                      June--1st, 2nd or                                                 shoreline to shoreline,
                      3rd Saturday.                                                     within an area bounded
                                                                                        on the east by a line
                                                                                        drawn from latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]42'25'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]10'45'' W.,
                                                                                        thence south to latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]41'37'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]10'26'' W., and
                                                                                        bounded on the west by a
                                                                                        line drawn from latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]41'58'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]11'04'' W.,
                                                                                        thence south to latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]41'25'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]10'49'' W.,
                                                                                        thence east to latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]41'25'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]10'30'' W.,
                                                                                        located at Oxford, MD.

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15.................  June--1st Sunday....  Washington's          Wave One Swimming...  The waters of the Potomac
                                            Crossing: Swim                              River, from shoreline to
                                            Across the Potomac.                         shoreline, bounded to
                                                                                        the north by a line
                                                                                        drawn that originates at
                                                                                        Jones Point Park, VA at
                                                                                        the west shoreline
                                                                                        latitude 38[deg]47'35''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        077[deg]02'22'' W.,
                                                                                        thence east to latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]47'2'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        077[deg]00'58'' W., at
                                                                                        east shoreline near
                                                                                        National Harbor, MD. The
                                                                                        regulated area is
                                                                                        bounded to the south by
                                                                                        a line drawn originating
                                                                                        at George Washington
                                                                                        Memorial Parkway highway
                                                                                        overpass and Cameron
                                                                                        Run, west shoreline
                                                                                        latitude 38[deg]47'23''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        077[deg]03'03'' W.,
                                                                                        thence east to latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]46'52'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        077[deg]01'13'' W., at
                                                                                        east shoreline near
                                                                                        National Harbor, MD.
16.................  October--last         The MRE Tug of War..  Maritime Republic of  The waters of Spa Creek
                      Saturday; or                                Eastport.             from shoreline to
                      November--1st or                                                  shoreline, extending 400
                      2nd Saturday.                                                     feet from either side of
                                                                                        a rope spanning Spa
                                                                                        Creek from a position at
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]58'36.9'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]29'03.8'' W., on
                                                                                        the Annapolis shoreline
                                                                                        to a position at
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]58'26.4'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]28'53.7'' W., on
                                                                                        the Eastport shoreline.
17.................  December--2nd         Eastport Yacht Club   Eastport Yacht Club.  All waters of Spa Creek
                      Saturday.             Lights Parade.                              and the Severn River,
                                                                                        shoreline to shoreline,
                                                                                        bounded on the east by a
                                                                                        line drawn from Triton
                                                                                        Light, at latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]58'53.1'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]28'34.3'' W.,
                                                                                        thence southwest to Horn
                                                                                        Point, at
                                                                                        38[deg]58'20.9'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]28'27.1'' W.,
                                                                                        Annapolis, MD.
18.................  Memorial Day          NAS Patuxent River    NAS Patuxent River..  All waters of the lower
                      weekend--Thursday,    Air Expo.                                   Patuxent River, near
                      Friday, Saturday                                                  Solomons, Maryland,
                      and Sunday; or                                                    located between Fishing
                      Labor Day weekend--                                               Point and the base of
                      Thursday, Friday,                                                 the break wall marking
                      Saturday and                                                      the entrance to the East
                      Sunday; or October--                                              Seaplane Basin at Naval
                      last Thursday,                                                    Air Station Patuxent
                      Friday, Saturday                                                  River, within an area
                      and Sunday.                                                       bounded by a line
                                                                                        connecting position
                                                                                        latitude 38[deg]17'39''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]25'47'' W.;
                                                                                        thence to latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]17'47'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]26'00'' W.;
                                                                                        thence to latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]18'09'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]25'40'' W.;
                                                                                        thence to latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]18'00'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]25'25'' W.,
                                                                                        located along the
                                                                                        shoreline at U.S. Naval
                                                                                        Air Station Patuxent
                                                                                        River, Maryland. All
                                                                                        waters of the lower
                                                                                        Patuxent River, near
                                                                                        Solomons, Maryland,
                                                                                        located between Hog
                                                                                        Point and Cedar Point,
                                                                                        within an area bounded
                                                                                        by a line drawn from a
                                                                                        position at latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]18'41'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]23'43'' W.; to
                                                                                        latitude 38[deg]18'16''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]22'35'' W.;
                                                                                        thence to latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]18'12'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]22'37'' W.;
                                                                                        thence to latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]18'36'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]23'46'' W.,
                                                                                        located adjacent to the
                                                                                        shoreline at U.S. Naval
                                                                                        Air Station Patuxent
                                                                                        River, Maryland.
19.................  May--1st or 2nd       Ocean City Maryland   Offshore Performance  Regulated enforcement
                      Saturday and          Offshore Grand Prix.  Assn. Racing, LLC.    area: All waters of
                      Sunday; October--                                                 North Atlantic Ocean
                      1st or 2nd Saturday                                               bounded within the
                      and Sunday.                                                       following designated
                                                                                        areas.
                                                                                       Race area: All waters of
                                                                                        North Atlantic Ocean
                                                                                        commencing at latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]20'06.33'' N.
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]04'39.09'' W.,
                                                                                        thence east to latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]20'03.75'' N.
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]04'27.46'' W.,
                                                                                        thence north and
                                                                                        parallel to Ocean City
                                                                                        shoreline to latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]21'32.00'' N.
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]03'46.57'' W.;
                                                                                        thence west to shoreline
                                                                                        at latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]21'34.58'' N.
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]04'00.95'' W.;
                                                                                        thence south to the
                                                                                        point of origin.

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                                                                                       Buffer area: 500 yards in
                                                                                        all directions
                                                                                        surrounding the ``Race
                                                                                        area''. All waters of
                                                                                        North Atlantic Ocean
                                                                                        commencing at a point
                                                                                        near the shoreline at
                                                                                        latitude 38[deg]21'52''
                                                                                        N. longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]04'09'' W.,
                                                                                        thence east to latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]21'44'' N.
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]03'21'' W.,
                                                                                        thence southwest and
                                                                                        parallel to Ocean City
                                                                                        shoreline latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]19'47'' N.
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]04'15'' W.,
                                                                                        thence west to the
                                                                                        shoreline at latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]19'55'' N.
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]04'57'' W.
                                                                                       Spectator area: Vessel
                                                                                        operation restricted to
                                                                                        operate at No Wake
                                                                                        Speed. All waters of
                                                                                        North Atlantic Ocean
                                                                                        commencing at latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]20'01'' N.
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]04'08.4'' W.,
                                                                                        thence east to latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]19'58'' N.
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]03'57'' W.,
                                                                                        thence north and
                                                                                        parallel to Ocean City
                                                                                        shoreline to latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]21'26'' N.
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]03'16'' W.;
                                                                                        thence west to shoreline
                                                                                        at latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]21'29'' N.
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]03'27.8'' W.,
                                                                                        thence south to the
                                                                                        point of origin.
20.................  June--1st, 2nd or     Ocean City Air Show.  Town of Ocean City,   All waters of the North
                      3rd Thursday,                               Maryland.             Atlantic Ocean within an
                      Friday, Saturday                                                  area bounded by the
                      and Sunday.                                                       following coordinates:
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]21'48.7'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]04'10'' W.;
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]21'31.5'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]03'11.4'' W.;
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]19'22.6'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]04'09.5'' W.;
                                                                                        and latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]19'38.5'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]05'05.4'' W.,
                                                                                        located at Ocean City,
                                                                                        MD.
21.................  June--3rd, 4th or     Coastal Aquatics      Coastal Aquatics      All waters of the
                      last Sunday.          Swim Team Open        Swim Team.            Nanticoke River,
                                            Water Summer Shore                          including Bivalve
                                            Swim.                                       Channel and Bivalve
                                                                                        Harbor, bounded by a
                                                                                        line drawn from a point
                                                                                        on the shoreline at
                                                                                        latitude 38[deg]18'00''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]54'00'' W.,
                                                                                        thence westerly to
                                                                                        latitude 38[deg]18'00''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]55'00'' W.,
                                                                                        thence northerly to
                                                                                        latitude 38[deg]20'00''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]53'48'' W.,
                                                                                        thence easterly to
                                                                                        latitude 38[deg]19'42''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]52'54'' W.
22.................  Memorial Day weekend  Cambridge Classic     Cambridge Power Boat  Regulated enforcement
                      (Saturday and         Powerboat Race.       Regatta Association.  area: All waters within
                      Sunday). July--last                                               of Hambrooks Bay and
                      Saturday or Sunday.                                               Choptank River bounded
                                                                                        within the following
                                                                                        described areas.
                                                                                       Race area: All waters
                                                                                        within Hambrooks Bay
                                                                                        bound to the east by the
                                                                                        breakwall and continuing
                                                                                        along a line drawn from
                                                                                        the east end of
                                                                                        breakwall located at
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]35'27.6'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]04'50.1'' W.,
                                                                                        thence south to Great
                                                                                        Marsh Point located at
                                                                                        latitude 38[deg]35'06''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]04'40.6'' W.
                                                                                       Buffer area: All waters
                                                                                        within Hambrooks Bay
                                                                                        (with the exception of
                                                                                        the Race Area designated
                                                                                        by the marine event
                                                                                        sponsor) bound to the
                                                                                        east by the breakwall
                                                                                        and continuing along a
                                                                                        line drawn from the east
                                                                                        end of breakwall located
                                                                                        at latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]35'27.6'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]04'50.1'' W.,
                                                                                        thence south to Great
                                                                                        Marsh Point located at
                                                                                        latitude 38[deg]35'06''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]04'40.6'' W.
                                                                                       Spectator area: All
                                                                                        waters of the Choptank
                                                                                        River, from Great Marsh
                                                                                        Point, commencing at
                                                                                        latitude 38[deg]35'06''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]04'40.4'' W.,
                                                                                        thence north near the
                                                                                        terminus of breakwall,
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]35'29.8'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]04'51'' W.,
                                                                                        thence northwest
                                                                                        parallel with breakwall
                                                                                        to latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]35'34.5'' N.
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]05'12.5'' W.;
                                                                                        thence northeast to
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]35'40.2'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]05'09.8'' W.,
                                                                                        thence east to latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]35'33.7'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]04'41.6'' W.,
                                                                                        thence southeast to
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]35'07.9'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]04'31.4'' W.,
                                                                                        thence west to the point
                                                                                        of origin.

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23.................  July--4th or last     Southern Maryland     Southern Maryland     All waters of Breton Bay,
                      Saturday and          Boat Club Summer      Boat Club.            immediately adjacent to
                      Sunday;.              Regatta.                                    Leonardtown, MD
                                                                                        shoreline, from
                                                                                        shoreline to shoreline,
                                                                                        within an area bounded
                                                                                        to the east by a line
                                                                                        drawn along latitude-
                                                                                        38[deg]16'43'' N., and
                                                                                        bounded to the west by a
                                                                                        line drawn along
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]38'29.5'' W.,
                                                                                        located at Leonardtown,
                                                                                        MD.
                                                                                       Race area: The race area
                                                                                        is rectangular in shape
                                                                                        measuring approximately
                                                                                        200 yards by 1000 yards.
                                                                                        The area is bounded by a
                                                                                        line commencing at
                                                                                        position latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]17'07.2'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]38'17.9'' W.;
                                                                                        thence southeast to
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]16'53.6'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]37'43.7'' W.;
                                                                                        thence southwest to
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]16'48.6'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]37'46.8'' W.;
                                                                                        thence northwest to
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]17'02.3'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]38'21.1'' W.;
                                                                                        thence northeast to
                                                                                        point of origin.
                                                                                       Buffer area: The area
                                                                                        surrounds the entire
                                                                                        race area described in
                                                                                        the preceding paragraph
                                                                                        of this section. This
                                                                                        area is rectangular in
                                                                                        shape and provides a
                                                                                        buffer of approximately
                                                                                        120 yards around the
                                                                                        perimeter of the race
                                                                                        area. The area is
                                                                                        bounded by a line
                                                                                        commencing at position
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]17'11.7'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]38'19.5'' W.;
                                                                                        thence southeast to
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]16'55.6'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]37'37.5'' W.;
                                                                                        thence southwest to
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]16'43.7'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]37'45'' W.;
                                                                                        thence northwest to
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]17'00.3'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]38'27.4'' W.;
                                                                                        thence northeast to
                                                                                        point of origin.
                                                                                       Spectator area: A. The
                                                                                        area is bounded by a
                                                                                        line commencing at
                                                                                        position latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]17'09.7'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]38'06.3'' W.;
                                                                                        thence southeast to
                                                                                        latitude 38[deg]17'05''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]37'54'' W.;
                                                                                        thence southwest to
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]17'02.2'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]37'53.8'' W.;
                                                                                        thence northwest to
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]17'08.5'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]38'10.1'' W.;
                                                                                        thence northeast to
                                                                                        point of origin.
                                                                                       B. The area is bounded by
                                                                                        a line commencing at
                                                                                        position latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]17'02.2'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]37'44.1'' W.;
                                                                                        thence southeast to
                                                                                        latitude 38[deg]16'59''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]37'35.9'' W.;
                                                                                        thence southwest to
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]16'56.1'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]37'37.6'' W.;
                                                                                        thence northwest to
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]16'59.9'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]37'47.5'' W.;
                                                                                        thence northeast to
                                                                                        point of origin.
                                                                                       C. The area is bounded by
                                                                                        a line commencing at
                                                                                        position latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]16'57.3'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]38'20.7'' W.;
                                                                                        thence southeast to
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]16'49.3'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]38'00.2'' W.;
                                                                                        thence southwest to
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]16'47.9'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]38'01.1'' W.;
                                                                                        thence northwest to
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]16'55.7'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]38'21.8'' W.;
                                                                                        thence northeast to
                                                                                        point of origin.
                                                                                       D. The area is bounded by
                                                                                        a line commencing at
                                                                                        position latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]16'47'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]37'54.5'' W.;
                                                                                        thence southeast to
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]16'44.3'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]37'47.2'' W.;
                                                                                        thence southwest to
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]16'43.2'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]37'47.1'' W.;
                                                                                        thence northwest to
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        38[deg]16'43.3'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]37'57.9'' W.;
                                                                                        thence northeast to
                                                                                        point of origin.

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24.................  October--Thursday,    Baltimore Air Show..  Star-Spangled 200,    Regulated area: All
                      Friday, Saturday                            Inc.                  waters of the Patapsco
                      and Sunday after                                                  River, within an area
                      Columbus Day                                                      bounded by a line
                      (observed)                                                        connecting position
                      (biennial, even                                                   latitude 39[deg]16'00''
                      years)                                                            N., longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]36'30'' W.;
                                                                                        thence east to latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]16'00'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]33'00'' W.;
                                                                                        thence south to latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]14'30'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]33'00'' W.;
                                                                                        thence west to latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]14'30'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]36'30'' W.;
                                                                                        thence north to point of
                                                                                        origin, located between
                                                                                        Port Covington and
                                                                                        Seagirt Marine Terminal,
                                                                                        Baltimore, MD.
                                                                                       Spectator Area: All
                                                                                        waters of Patapsco River
                                                                                        located between the
                                                                                        north boundary defined
                                                                                        by a line drawn from the
                                                                                        vicinity of North Locust
                                                                                        Point Marine Terminal,
                                                                                        Pier 1 thence east to
                                                                                        Canton Industrial area,
                                                                                        Pier 5; the south
                                                                                        boundary is defined by a
                                                                                        line drawn from vicinity
                                                                                        of Whetstone Point
                                                                                        thence east to Lazaretto
                                                                                        Point. This area is
                                                                                        located generally where
                                                                                        Northwest Harbor, East
                                                                                        Channel, joins Patapsco
                                                                                        River, Fort McHenry
                                                                                        Channel, near Fort
                                                                                        McHenry National
                                                                                        Monument, Baltimore, MD.
                                                                                        This area is bound by a
                                                                                        line to the north
                                                                                        commencing at position
                                                                                        latitude 39[deg]16'01''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]34'46'' W.;
                                                                                        thence east to latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]16'01'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]34'09'' W.; and
                                                                                        bound by a line to the
                                                                                        south commencing at
                                                                                        position latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]15'39'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]35'23'' W.;
                                                                                        thence east to latitude
                                                                                        39[deg]15'26'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]34'03'' W. This
                                                                                        spectator area is
                                                                                        restricted to certain
                                                                                        vessels as described in
                                                                                        Sec.   100.501 paragraph
                                                                                        (g)(2).
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                                (c.) Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads--COTP Zone
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1..................  May--last Friday,     Blackbeard Festival,  City of Hampton.....  The waters of Sunset
                      Saturday and Sunday   Battle of Hampton.                          Creek and Hampton River
                      and/or June--1st                                                  shore to shore bounded
                      Friday, Saturday                                                  to the north by the I-64
                      and Sunday.                                                       Bridge over the Hampton
                      October--3rd and                                                  River and to the south
                      4th weekend.                                                      by a line drawn from
                                                                                        Hampton River Channel
                                                                                        Light 16 (LL 5715),
                                                                                        located at latitude
                                                                                        37[deg]01'03'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude 76[deg]20'26''
                                                                                        W., to the finger pier
                                                                                        across the river at
                                                                                        Fisherman's Wharf,
                                                                                        located at latitude
                                                                                        37[deg]01'01.5'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude 76[deg]20'32''
                                                                                        W.
                                                                                       Spectator Vessel
                                                                                        Anchorage Areas--Area A:
                                                                                        Located in the upper
                                                                                        reaches of the Hampton
                                                                                        River, bounded to the
                                                                                        south by a line drawn
                                                                                        from the western shore
                                                                                        at latitude
                                                                                        37[deg]01'48'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude 76[deg]20'22''
                                                                                        W., across the river to
                                                                                        the eastern shore at
                                                                                        latitude 37[deg]01'44''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        76[deg]20'13'' W., and
                                                                                        to the north by the I-64
                                                                                        Bridge over the Hampton
                                                                                        River. The anchorage
                                                                                        area will be marked by
                                                                                        orange buoys.
                                                                                       Area B: Located on the
                                                                                        eastern side of the
                                                                                        channel, in the Hampton
                                                                                        River, south of the
                                                                                        Queen Street Bridge,
                                                                                        near the Riverside
                                                                                        Health Center. Bounded
                                                                                        by the shoreline and a
                                                                                        line drawn between the
                                                                                        following points:
                                                                                        Latitude 37[deg]01'26''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        76[deg]20'24'' W.,
                                                                                        latitude 37[deg]01'22''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        76[deg]20'26'' W., and
                                                                                        latitude 37[deg]01'22''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        76[deg]20'23'' W. The
                                                                                        anchorage area will be
                                                                                        marked by orange buoys.

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2..................  June--1st Friday,     Norfolk Harborfest..  Norfolk Festevents,   The waters of the
                      Saturday and Sunday                         Ltd.                  Elizabeth River and its
                      or 2nd Friday,                                                    branches from shoreline
                      Saturday and Sunday.                                              to shoreline, bounded to
                                                                                        the northwest by a line
                                                                                        drawn across the Port
                                                                                        Norfolk Reach section of
                                                                                        the Elizabeth River
                                                                                        between the northern
                                                                                        corner of the landing at
                                                                                        Hospital Point,
                                                                                        Portsmouth, Virginia,
                                                                                        latitude 36[deg]50'51''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]18'09'' W. and
                                                                                        the north corner of the
                                                                                        City of Norfolk Mooring
                                                                                        Pier at the foot of
                                                                                        Brooks Avenue located at
                                                                                        latitude 36[deg]51'00''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]17'52'' W.;
                                                                                        bounded on the southwest
                                                                                        by a line drawn from the
                                                                                        southern corner of the
                                                                                        landing at Hospital
                                                                                        Point, Portsmouth,
                                                                                        Virginia, at latitude
                                                                                        36[deg]50'50'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]18'10'' W., to
                                                                                        the northern end of the
                                                                                        eastern most pier at the
                                                                                        Tidewater Yacht Agency
                                                                                        Marina, located at
                                                                                        latitude 36[deg]50'29''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]17'52'' W.;
                                                                                        bounded to the south by
                                                                                        a line drawn across the
                                                                                        Lower Reach of the
                                                                                        Southern Branch of the
                                                                                        Elizabeth River, between
                                                                                        the Portsmouth Lightship
                                                                                        Museum located at the
                                                                                        foot of London
                                                                                        Boulevard, in
                                                                                        Portsmouth, Virginia at
                                                                                        latitude 36[deg]50'10''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]17'47'' W., and
                                                                                        the northwest corner of
                                                                                        the Norfolk Shipbuilding
                                                                                        & Drydock, Berkley
                                                                                        Plant, Pier No. 1,
                                                                                        located at latitude
                                                                                        36[deg]50'08'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]17'39'' W.; and
                                                                                        to the southeast by the
                                                                                        Berkley Bridge which
                                                                                        crosses the Eastern
                                                                                        Branch of the Elizabeth
                                                                                        River between Berkley at
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        36[deg]50'21.5'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]17'14.5'' W.,
                                                                                        and Norfolk at latitude
                                                                                        36[deg]50'35'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]17'10'' W.
3..................  June--2nd or 3rd      Cock Island Race....  Portsmouth Boat Club  The waters of the
                      Saturday.                                   & City of             Elizabeth River and its
                                                                  Portsmouth, VA.       branches from shoreline
                                                                                        to shoreline, bounded to
                                                                                        the northwest by a line
                                                                                        drawn across the Port
                                                                                        Norfolk Reach section of
                                                                                        the Elizabeth River
                                                                                        between the northern
                                                                                        corner of the landing at
                                                                                        Hospital Point,
                                                                                        Portsmouth, Virginia,
                                                                                        latitude 36[deg]50'51''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]18'09'' W., and
                                                                                        the north corner of the
                                                                                        City of Norfolk Mooring
                                                                                        Pier at the foot of
                                                                                        Brooks Avenue located at
                                                                                        latitude 36[deg]51'00''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]17'52'' W.;
                                                                                        bounded on the southwest
                                                                                        by a line drawn from the
                                                                                        southern corner of the
                                                                                        landing at Hospital
                                                                                        Point, Portsmouth,
                                                                                        Virginia, at latitude
                                                                                        36[deg]50'50'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]18'10'' W., to
                                                                                        the northern end of the
                                                                                        eastern most pier at the
                                                                                        Tidewater Yacht Agency
                                                                                        Marina, located at
                                                                                        latitude 36[deg]50'29''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]17'52'' W.;
                                                                                        bounded to the south by
                                                                                        a line drawn across the
                                                                                        Lower Reach of the
                                                                                        Southern Branch of the
                                                                                        Elizabeth River, between
                                                                                        the Portsmouth Lightship
                                                                                        Museum located at the
                                                                                        foot of London
                                                                                        Boulevard, in
                                                                                        Portsmouth, Virginia at
                                                                                        latitude 36[deg]50'10''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]17'47'' W., and
                                                                                        the northwest corner of
                                                                                        the Norfolk Shipbuilding
                                                                                        & Drydock, Berkley
                                                                                        Plant, Pier No. 1,
                                                                                        located at latitude
                                                                                        36[deg]50'08'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]17'39'' W.; and
                                                                                        to the southeast by the
                                                                                        Berkley Bridge which
                                                                                        crosses the Eastern
                                                                                        Branch of the Elizabeth
                                                                                        River between Berkley at
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        36[deg]50'21.5'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]17'14.5'' W.,
                                                                                        and Norfolk at latitude
                                                                                        36[deg]50'35'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]17'10'' W.
4..................  June--last Saturday   RRBA Spring Radar     Rappahannock River    All waters of
                      or July--1st          Shootout.             Boaters Association   Rappahannock River,
                      Saturday.                                   (RRBA).               adjacent to Layton, VA,
                                                                                        from shoreline to
                                                                                        shoreline, bounded on
                                                                                        the west by a line
                                                                                        running along longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]58'30'' W., and
                                                                                        bounded on the east by a
                                                                                        line running along
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]56'00'' W.

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                                                                                       Buffer area: The waters
                                                                                        of Rappahannock River
                                                                                        extending 200 yards
                                                                                        outwards from east and
                                                                                        west boundary lines
                                                                                        described in this
                                                                                        section.
                                                                                       Spectator area: The
                                                                                        regulated area cannot
                                                                                        accommodate spectator
                                                                                        vessels due to
                                                                                        limitations posed by
                                                                                        shallow water and
                                                                                        insufficient waters to
                                                                                        provide adequate
                                                                                        separation between race
                                                                                        course and other
                                                                                        vessels. Spectators are
                                                                                        encouraged to view the
                                                                                        race from points along
                                                                                        the adjacent shoreline.
5..................  July--last Wednesday  Pony Penning Swim...  Chincoteague          The waters of Assateague
                      and following                               Volunteer Fire        Channel from shoreline
                      Friday; or August--                         Department.           to shoreline, bounded to
                      1st Wednesday and                                                 the east by a line drawn
                      following Friday.                                                 from latitude
                                                                                        37[deg]55'01'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]22'40'' W.,
                                                                                        thence south to latitude
                                                                                        37[deg]54'50'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]22'46'' W.; and
                                                                                        to the southwest by a
                                                                                        line drawn from latitude
                                                                                        37[deg]54'54'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]23'00'' W.,
                                                                                        thence east to latitude
                                                                                        37[deg]54'49'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        075[deg]22'49'' W.
6..................  August 1st or 2nd     Hampton Cup Regatta.  Hampton Cup Regatta   Regulated enforcement
                      Friday, Saturday                            Boat Club.            area--All waters of Mill
                      and Sunday.                                                       Creek, adjacent and
                                                                                        north of Fort Monroe,
                                                                                        Hampton, Virginia. The
                                                                                        regulated area includes
                                                                                        the following areas:
                                                                                       Race area: All waters
                                                                                        within the following
                                                                                        boundaries: To the
                                                                                        north, a line drawn
                                                                                        along latitude
                                                                                        37[deg]01'03'' N., to
                                                                                        the east a line drawn
                                                                                        along longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]18'30'' W., to
                                                                                        the south a line drawn
                                                                                        parallel with the Fort
                                                                                        Monroe shoreline, and
                                                                                        west boundary is
                                                                                        parallel with the Route
                                                                                        258--East Mercury
                                                                                        Boulevard Bridge-
                                                                                        causeway.
                                                                                       Buffer area A: All waters
                                                                                        bounded by a line
                                                                                        connecting the following
                                                                                        points: Latitude
                                                                                        37[deg]00'43'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]18'54'' W.,
                                                                                        thence north along the
                                                                                        causeway to latitude
                                                                                        37[deg]01'03'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]18'52'' W.,
                                                                                        thence southwest to
                                                                                        latitude 37[deg]01'00''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]18'54'' W.,
                                                                                        thence south to Route
                                                                                        143 causeway at latitude
                                                                                        37[deg]00'44'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]18'58'' W.,
                                                                                        thence east along the
                                                                                        shoreline to point of
                                                                                        origin.
                                                                                       Buffer area B: All waters
                                                                                        bounded by a line
                                                                                        connecting the following
                                                                                        points: Latitude
                                                                                        37[deg]01'08'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]18'49'' W.,
                                                                                        thence east to latitude
                                                                                        37[deg]01'08'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]18'23'' W.,
                                                                                        thence south to latitude
                                                                                        37[deg]00'33'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]18'23'' W.,
                                                                                        thence west to latitude
                                                                                        37[deg]00'33'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]18'30'' W.,
                                                                                        thence north to latitude
                                                                                        37[deg]01'03'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]18'30'' W.,
                                                                                        thence west to latitude
                                                                                        37[deg]01'03'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]18'49'' W.,
                                                                                        thence north to point of
                                                                                        origin.
                                                                                       Spectator area: All
                                                                                        waters bounded by a line
                                                                                        connecting the following
                                                                                        points: Latitude
                                                                                        37[deg]01'08'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]18'23'' W.,
                                                                                        thence east to latitude
                                                                                        37[deg]01'08'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]18'14'' W.,
                                                                                        thence south to latitude
                                                                                        37[deg]00'54'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]18'14'' W.,
                                                                                        thence southwest to
                                                                                        latitude 37[deg]00'37''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]18'23'' W.,
                                                                                        thence north to point of
                                                                                        origin.
7..................  September 1st         Hampton Virginia Bay  Hampton Bay Days Inc  The waters of Sunset
                      Friday, Saturday      Days Festival.                              Creek and Hampton River
                      and Sunday or 2nd                                                 shore to shore bounded
                      Friday, Saturday                                                  to the north by the I-64
                      and Sunday.                                                       Bridge over the Hampton
                                                                                        River and to the south
                                                                                        by a line drawn from
                                                                                        Hampton River Channel
                                                                                        Light 16 (LL 5715),
                                                                                        located at latitude
                                                                                        37[deg]01'03'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]20'26'' W., to
                                                                                        the finger pier across
                                                                                        the river at Fisherman's
                                                                                        Wharf, located at
                                                                                        latitude
                                                                                        37[deg]01'01.5'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]20'32'' W.

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8..................  September--last       Poquoson Seafood      City of Poquoson....  The waters of the Back
                      Sunday or October--   Festival Workboat                           River, Poquoson,
                      1st or 2nd Sunday.    Races.                                      Virginia. Race area: The
                                                                                        area is bounded on the
                                                                                        north by a line drawn
                                                                                        along latitude
                                                                                        37[deg]06'30'' N.,
                                                                                        bounded on the south by
                                                                                        a line drawn along
                                                                                        latitude 37[deg]06'15''
                                                                                        N., bounded on the east
                                                                                        by a line drawn along
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]18'52'' W., and
                                                                                        bounded on the west by a
                                                                                        line drawn along
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]19'30'' W.
                                                                                       Buffer area: The waters
                                                                                        of Back River extending
                                                                                        200 yards outwards from
                                                                                        east and west boundary
                                                                                        lines, and 100 yards
                                                                                        outwards from the north
                                                                                        and south boundary lines
                                                                                        described in this
                                                                                        section.
                                                                                       Spectator area: Is
                                                                                        located along the south
                                                                                        boundary line of the
                                                                                        buffer area described in
                                                                                        this section and
                                                                                        continues to the south
                                                                                        for 300 yards.
9..................  June--3rd Saturday    Mattaponi Drag Boat   Mattaponi Volunteer   All waters of Mattaponi
                      and Sunday or 4th     Race.                 Rescue Squad and      River immediately
                      Saturday and Sunday.                        Dive Team.            adjacent to Rainbow
                                                                                        Acres Campground, King
                                                                                        and Queen County,
                                                                                        Virginia. The regulated
                                                                                        area includes a section
                                                                                        of the Mattaponi River
                                                                                        approximately three-
                                                                                        quarter mile long and
                                                                                        bounded in width by each
                                                                                        shoreline, bounded to
                                                                                        the east by a line that
                                                                                        runs parallel along
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]52'43'' W., near
                                                                                        the mouth of Mitchell
                                                                                        Hill Creek, and bounded
                                                                                        to the west by a line
                                                                                        that runs parallel along
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        076[deg]53'41'' W., just
                                                                                        north of Wakema,
                                                                                        Virginia.
                                                                                       Buffer area: The waters
                                                                                        of Mattaponi River
                                                                                        extending 200 yards
                                                                                        outwards from east and
                                                                                        west boundary lines
                                                                                        described in this
                                                                                        section.
                                                                                       Spectator area: The
                                                                                        regulated area cannot
                                                                                        accommodate spectator
                                                                                        vessels due to
                                                                                        limitations posed by
                                                                                        shallow water and
                                                                                        insufficient waters to
                                                                                        provide adequate
                                                                                        separation between race
                                                                                        course and other
                                                                                        vessels. Spectators are
                                                                                        encouraged to view the
                                                                                        race from points along
                                                                                        the adjacent shoreline.
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                                (d.) Coast Guard Sector North Carolina--COTP Zone
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1..................  September--4th or     Swim the Loop and     Without Limits        All waters surrounding
                      last Saturday and     Motts Channel         Coaching, Inc.        Harbor Island, NC
                      or Sunday.            Sprint.                                     including Intracoastal
                                                                                        waterway, Lees Cut,
                                                                                        Banks Channel and Motts
                                                                                        Channel. Enforcement
                                                                                        area extends
                                                                                        approximately 100 yards
                                                                                        from the shoreline of
                                                                                        Harbor Island and is
                                                                                        bounded by a line
                                                                                        connecting the following
                                                                                        points; latitude
                                                                                        34[deg]12'55'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        077[deg]48'59'' W.,
                                                                                        thence northeast to
                                                                                        latitude 34[deg]13'16''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        077[deg]48'39'' W.
                                                                                        thence southeast to
                                                                                        latitude 34[deg]13'06''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        077[deg]48'18'' W.,
                                                                                        thence east to latitude
                                                                                        34[deg]13'12'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        077[deg]47'41'' W.,
                                                                                        thence southeast to
                                                                                        latitude 34[deg]13'06''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        077[deg]47'33'' W.,
                                                                                        thence south to latitude
                                                                                        34[deg]12'31'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        077[deg]47'47'' W.,
                                                                                        thence southwest to
                                                                                        latitude 34[deg]12'11''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        077[deg]48'01'' W.,
                                                                                        thence northwest to
                                                                                        latitude 34[deg]12'29''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        077[deg]48'29'' W.,
                                                                                        thence north to latitude
                                                                                        34[deg]12'44'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude
                                                                                        077[deg]48'32'' W.,
                                                                                        thence northwest to
                                                                                        point of origin.
2..................  September--3rd, 4th   Wilmington YMCA       Wilmington, NC, YMCA  The waters of, and
                      or last Saturday;     Triathlon.                                  adjacent to,
                      October--last                                                     Wrightsville Channel,
                      Saturday; November--                                              from Wrightsville
                      1st and or 2nd                                                    Channel Day beacon 14
                      Saturday.                                                         (LLNR 28040), located at
                                                                                        latitude 34[deg]12'18''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        077[deg]48'10'' W., to
                                                                                        Wrightsville Channel Day
                                                                                        beacon 25 (LLNR 28080),
                                                                                        located at latitude
                                                                                        34[deg]12'51'' N.,
                                                                                        longitude 77[deg]48'53''
                                                                                        W.

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3..................  August--2nd Saturday  The Crossing........  Organization to       All waters of Lake
                                                                  Support the Arts,     Gaston, from shoreline
                                                                  Infrastructure, and   to shoreline, directly
                                                                  Learning on Lake      under the length of
                                                                  Gaston, AKA O'SAIL.   Eaton Ferry Bridge (NC
                                                                                        State Route 903),
                                                                                        latitude 36[deg]31'06''
                                                                                        N., longitude
                                                                                        077[deg]57'37'' W.,
                                                                                        bounded to the west by a
                                                                                        line drawn parallel and
                                                                                        100 yards from the
                                                                                        western side of Eaton
                                                                                        Ferry Bridge near
                                                                                        Littleton, NC.
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\1\ As noted in paragraph (f) of this section, the enforcement period for each of the listed special local
  regulations is subject to change.

PART 165--REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS

0
3. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 50 U.S.C. 191, 33 CFR 1.05-1, 6.04-1, 
6.04-6, 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 
0170.1.


Sec.  165.506  [Amended]

0
4. Revise Sec.  165.506 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.506  Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays in the Fifth Coast 
Guard District.

    (a) Regulations. (1) The general regulations contained in 33 CFR 
165.23 apply.
    (2) The following regulations apply to the fireworks safety zones 
listed in the Table to Sec.  165.506. These regulations will be 
enforced annually, for the duration of each fireworks event listed in 
the Table to Sec.  165.506. In the case of inclement weather, the event 
may be conducted on the day following the date listed in the Table to 
Sec.  165.506. Annual notice of the exact dates and times of the 
enforcement period of the regulation with respect to each safety zone, 
the geographical area, and other details concerning the nature of the 
fireworks event will be published in Local Notices to Mariners and via 
Broadcast Notice to Mariners over VHF-FM marine band radio.
    (3) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of 
the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Coast Guard Patrol Commander or 
the designated on-scene-patrol personnel. Those personnel are comprised 
of commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the U.S. Coast Guard. 
Other Federal, State and local agencies may assist these personnel in 
the enforcement of the safety zone. Upon being hailed by a U.S. Coast 
Guard vessel by siren, radio, flashing light or other means, the 
operator of a vessel shall proceed as directed.
    (b) Notification. (1) Fireworks barges and launch sites on land 
that operate within the regulated areas contained in the Table to Sec.  
165.506 will have a sign affixed to the port and starboard side of the 
barge or mounted on a post 3 feet above ground level when on land 
immediately adjacent to the shoreline and facing the water labeled 
``FIREWORKS--DANGER--STAY AWAY''. This will provide on scene notice 
that the safety zone will be enforced on that day. This notice will 
consist of a diamond shaped sign 4 feet by 4 feet with a 3-inch orange 
retro reflective border. The word ``DANGER'' shall be 10 inch black 
block letters centered on the sign with the words ``FIREWORKS'' and 
``STAY AWAY'' in 6 inch black block letters placed above and below the 
word ``DANGER'' respectively on a white background.
    (2) Coast Guard Captains of the Port in the Fifth Coast Guard 
District will notify the public of the enforcement of these safety 
zones by all appropriate means to affect the widest publicity among the 
affected segments of the public. Publication in the Local Notice to 
Mariners, marine information broadcasts, and facsimile broadcasts may 
be made for these events, beginning 24 to 48 hours before the event is 
scheduled to begin, to notify the public.
    (c) Contact information. Questions about safety zones and related 
events should be addressed to the local Coast Guard Captain of the Port 
for the area in which the event is occurring. Contact information is 
listed below. For a description of the geographical area of each Coast 
Guard Sector--Captain of the Port zone, please see 33 CFR 3.25.
    (1) Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay--Captain of the Port Zone, 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: (215) 271-4940.
    (2) Coast Guard Sector Baltimore--Captain of the Port Zone, 
Baltimore, Maryland: (410) 576-2525.
    (3) Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads--Captain of the Port Zone, 
Norfolk, Virginia: (757) 483-8567.
    (4) Coast Guard Sector North Carolina--Captain of the Port Zone, 
Wilmington, North Carolina: (877) 229-0770 or (910) 362-4015.
    (d) Enforcement periods. The safety zones in the Table to Sec.  
165.506 will be enforced from 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. each day a barge with 
a ``FIREWORKS--DANGER--STAY AWAY'' sign on the port and starboard side 
is on-scene or a ``FIREWORKS--DANGER--STAY AWAY'' sign is posted on 
land adjacent to the shoreline, in a location listed in the Table to 
Sec.  165.506. Vessels may not enter, remain in, or transit through the 
safety zones during these enforcement periods unless authorized by the 
Captain of the Port or designated Coast Guard patrol personnel on 
scene. The enforcement periods for each Safety Zone in the Table to 
Sec.  165.506 of this section are subject to change, but the duration 
of enforcement would remain the same or nearly the same total amount of 
time as stated in its table. In the event of a change, or for 
enforcement periods listed that do not allow a specific date or dates 
to be determined, the Captain of the Port will provide notice by 
publishing a Notice of Enforcement in the Federal Register, as well as, 
issuing a Broadcast Notice to Mariners.

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                         Table to Sec.   165.506
 [All coordinates listed in the Table to Sec.   165.506 reference Datum
                                NAD 1983]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Enforcement                          Safety zone--
      No.         period(s) \1\       Location         regulated area
------------------------------------------------------------------------
             (a.) Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay--COTP Zone
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1.............  July 2nd, 3rd,    North Atlantic    The waters of the
                 4th or 5th.       Ocean, Bethany    North Atlantic
                                   Beach, DE;        Ocean within a 500
                                   Safety Zone.      yard radius of the
                                                     fireworks barge in
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     38[deg]32'08'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     075[deg]03'15'' W.,
                                                     adjacent to
                                                     shoreline of
                                                     Bethany Beach, DE.
2.............  Labor Day.......  Indian River      All waters of the
                                   Bay, DE; Safety   Indian River Bay
                                   Zone.             within a 700 yard
                                                     radius of the
                                                     fireworks launch
                                                     location on the
                                                     pier in approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     38[deg]36'42'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     075[deg]08'18'' W.
3.............  July 2nd, 3rd or  North Atlantic    All waters of the
                 4th.              Ocean, Rehoboth   North Atlantic
                                   Beach, DE;        Ocean within a 360
                                   Safety Zone.      yard radius of the
                                                     fireworks barge in
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     38[deg]43'01.2''
                                                     N., longitude
                                                     075[deg]04'21'' W.,
                                                     approximately 400
                                                     yards east of
                                                     Rehoboth Beach, DE.
4.............  July 2nd, 3rd,    North Atlantic    The waters of the
                 4th or 5th.       Ocean, Avalon,    North Atlantic
                                   NJ; Safety Zone.  Ocean within a 500
                                                     yard radius of the
                                                     fireworks barge in
                                                     approximate
                                                     location latitude
                                                     39[deg]06'19.5''
                                                     N., longitude
                                                     074[deg]42'02.15''
                                                     W., in the vicinity
                                                     of the shoreline at
                                                     Avalon, NJ.
5.............  July 2nd, 3rd,    Barnegat Bay,     The waters of
                 or 4th, or        Barnegat          Barnegat Bay within
                 September 1st--   Township, NJ;     a 500 yard radius
                 2nd Saturday.     Safety Zone.      of the fireworks
                                                     barge in
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     39[deg]44'50'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     074[deg]11'21'' W.,
                                                     approximately 500
                                                     yards north of
                                                     Conklin Island, NJ.
6.............  July 2nd, 3rd,    North Atlantic    The waters of the
                 4th or 5th.       Ocean, Cape       North Atlantic
                                   May, NJ; Safety   Ocean within a 500
                                   Zone.             yard radius of the
                                                     fireworks barge in
                                                     approximate
                                                     location latitude
                                                     38[deg]55'36'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     074[deg]55'26'' W.,
                                                     immediately
                                                     adjacent to the
                                                     shoreline at Cape
                                                     May, NJ.
7.............  July 2nd, 3rd,    Delaware Bay,     All waters of the
                 4th or 5th.       North Cape May,   Delaware Bay within
                                   NJ; Safety Zone.  a 360 yard radius
                                                     of the fireworks
                                                     barge in
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     38[deg]58'00'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     074[deg]58'30'' W.
8.............  July 2nd, 3rd,    Great Egg Harbor  All waters within a
                 4th or 5th.       Inlet, Margate    500 yard radius of
                 August--3rd       City, NJ;         the fireworks barge
                 Sunday.           Safety Zone.      in approximate
                                                     location latitude
                                                     39[deg]19'33'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     074[deg]31'28'' W.,
                                                     on the Intracoastal
                                                     Waterway near
                                                     Margate City, NJ.
9.............  July 2nd, 3rd,    Metedeconk        The waters of the
                 4th or 5th.       River, Brick      Metedeconk River
                 August every      Township, NJ;     within a 300 yard
                 Thursday;         Safety Zone.      radius of the
                 September 1st                       fireworks launch
                 Thursday.                           platform in
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     40[deg]03'24'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     074[deg]06'42'' W.,
                                                     near the shoreline
                                                     at Brick Township,
                                                     NJ.
10............  July--2nd, 3rd,   North Atlantic    The waters of the
                 4th or 5th.       Ocean, Atlantic   North Atlantic
                                   City, NJ;         Ocean within a 500
                                   Safety Zone.      yard radius of the
                                                     fireworks barge
                                                     located at latitude
                                                     39[deg]20'58'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     074[deg]25'58'' W.,
                                                     and within 500 yard
                                                     radius of a
                                                     fireworks barge
                                                     located at latitude
                                                     39[deg]21'12'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     074[deg]25'06'' W.,
                                                     near the shoreline
                                                     at Atlantic City,
                                                     NJ.
11............  July 2nd, 3rd,    North Atlantic    The waters of the
                 4th or 5th.       Ocean, Ocean      North Atlantic
                 October--1st or   City, NJ;         Ocean within a 500
                 2nd Saturday.     Safety Zone.      yard radius of the
                                                     fireworks barge in
                                                     approximate
                                                     location latitude
                                                     39[deg]16'22'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     074[deg]33'54'' W.,
                                                     in the vicinity of
                                                     the shoreline at
                                                     Ocean City, NJ.
12............  May--4th          Barnegat Bay,     All waters of
                 Saturday.         Ocean Township,   Barnegat Bay within
                                   NJ; Safety Zone.  a 500 yard radius
                                                     of the fireworks
                                                     barge in
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     39[deg]47'33'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     074[deg]10'46'' W.
13............  July 2nd, 3rd,    Little Egg        All waters of Little
                 4th or 5th.       Harbor, Parker    Egg Harbor within a
                                   Island, NJ;       500 yard radius of
                                   Safety Zone.      the fireworks barge
                                                     in approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     39[deg]34'18'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     074[deg]14'43'' W.,
                                                     approximately 100
                                                     yards north of
                                                     Parkers Island.
14............  September--3rd    Delaware River,   All waters of the
                 Saturday.         Chester, PA;      Delaware River near
                                   Safety Zone.      Chester, PA just
                                                     south of the
                                                     Commodore Barry
                                                     Bridge within a 250
                                                     yard radius of the
                                                     fireworks barge
                                                     located in
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     39[deg]49'43.2''
                                                     N., longitude
                                                     075[deg]22'42'' W.
15............  September--3rd    Delaware River,   All waters of the
                 Saturday.         Essington, PA;    Delaware River near
                                   Safety Zone.      Essington, PA, west
                                                     of Little Tinicum
                                                     Island within a 250
                                                     yard radius of the
                                                     fireworks barge
                                                     located in the
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     39[deg]51'18'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     075[deg]18'57'' W.
16............  July 2nd, 3rd,    Delaware River,   All waters of
                 4th or 5th;       Philadelphia,     Delaware River,
                 Columbus Day;     PA; Safety Zone.  adjacent to Penns
                 December 31st,                      Landing,
                 January 1st.                        Philadelphia, PA,
                                                     bounded from
                                                     shoreline to
                                                     shoreline, bounded
                                                     on the south by a
                                                     line running east
                                                     to west from points
                                                     along the shoreline
                                                     at latitude
                                                     39[deg]56'31.2''
                                                     N., longitude
                                                     075[deg]08'28.1''
                                                     W.; thence to
                                                     latitude
                                                     39[deg]56'29''.1
                                                     N., longitude
                                                     075[deg]07'56.5''
                                                     W., and bounded on
                                                     the north by the
                                                     Benjamin Franklin
                                                     Bridge.

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17............  July 2nd, 3rd,    N. Atlantic       All waters of N.
                 4th or 5th.       Ocean, Sea Isle   Atlantic Ocean
                                   City, NJ;         within a 350 yard
                                   Safety Zone.      radius of a
                                                     fireworks barge
                                                     located
                                                     approximately at
                                                     position latitude
                                                     39[deg]08'49.5''
                                                     N., longitude
                                                     074[deg]41'25.1''
                                                     W., near Sea Isle
                                                     City, NJ.
18............  April 8th; July   Rehoboth Bay,     All waters within a
                 2nd, 3rd, 4th     DE; Safety Zone.  500 yard radius of
                 or 5th;                             a fireworks barge
                 December 31st.                      located at position
                                                     latitude
                                                     38[deg]41'21'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     075[deg]05'00'' W.
                                                     at Rehoboth Bay
                                                     near Dewey Beach,
                                                     DE.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
              (b.) Coast Guard Sector Baltimore--COTP Zone
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1.............  April--1st or     Washington        All waters of the
                 2nd Saturday.     Channel, Upper    Upper Potomac River
                                   Potomac River,    within 170 yards
                                   Washington, DC;   radius of the
                                   Safety Zone.      fireworks barge in
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     38[deg]52'20.3''
                                                     N., longitude
                                                     077[deg]01'17.5''
                                                     W., located within
                                                     the Washington
                                                     Channel in
                                                     Washington Harbor,
                                                     DC.
2.............  July 4th;         Severn River and  All waters of the
                 December--1st     Spa Creek,        Severn River and
                 and 2nd           Annapolis, MD;    Spa Creek within a
                 Saturday;         Safety Zone.      300 yard radius of
                 December 31st.                      the fireworks barge
                                                     in approximate
                                                     position
                                                     38[deg]58'41.76''
                                                     N.,
                                                     076[deg]28'34.2''
                                                     W., located near
                                                     the entrance to Spa
                                                     Creek, Annapolis,
                                                     MD.
3.............  July--4th, or     Middle River,     All waters of the
                 Saturday before   Baltimore         Middle River within
                 or after          County, MD;       a 300 yard radius
                 Independence      Safety Zone.      of the fireworks
                 Day holiday.                        barge in
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     39[deg]17'45'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     076[deg]23'49'' W.,
                                                     approximately 300
                                                     yards east of
                                                     Rockaway Beach,
                                                     near Turkey Point.
4.............  December 31.....  Upper Potomac     All waters of the
                                   River,            Upper Potomac River
                                   Washington, DC;   within a 300 yard
                                   Safety Zone.      radius of the
                                                     fireworks barge in
                                                     approximate
                                                     position
                                                     38[deg]48'14'' N.,
                                                     077[deg]02'10'' W.,
                                                     located near the
                                                     waterfront (King
                                                     Street) at
                                                     Alexandria,
                                                     Virginia.
5.............  June 14th; July   Northwest Harbor  All waters of the
                 4th; September--  (East Channel),   Patapsco River
                 2nd Saturday;     Patapsco River,   within a 300 yard
                 December 31st.    MD; Safety Zone.  radius of the
                                                     fireworks barge in
                                                     approximate
                                                     position
                                                     39[deg]15'55'' N.,
                                                     076[deg]34'35'' W.,
                                                     located adjacent to
                                                     the East Channel of
                                                     Northwest Harbor.
6.............  May--2nd or 3rd   Baltimore Inner   All waters of the
                 Thursday or       Harbor,           Patapsco River
                 Friday; July      Patapsco River,   within a 100 yard
                 4th; December     MD; Safety Zone.  radius of the
                 31st.                               fireworks barge in
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     39[deg]17'01'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     076[deg]36'31'' W.,
                                                     located at the
                                                     entrance to
                                                     Baltimore Inner
                                                     Harbor,
                                                     approximately 125
                                                     yards southwest of
                                                     pier 3.
7.............  May--2nd or 3rd   Baltimore Inner   The waters of the
                 Thursday or       Harbor,           Patapsco River
                 Friday; July      Patapsco River,   within a 100 yard
                 4th December      MD; Safety Zone.  radius of
                 31st.                               approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     39[deg]17'04'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     076[deg]36'36'' W.,
                                                     located in
                                                     Baltimore Inner
                                                     Harbor,
                                                     approximately 125
                                                     yards southeast of
                                                     pier 1.
8.............  July 4th;         Northwest Harbor  All waters of the
                 December 31st..   (West Channel)    Patapsco River
                                   Patapsco River,   within a 300 yard
                                   MD; Safety Zone.  radius of the
                                                     fireworks barge in
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     39[deg]16'21'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     076[deg]34'38'' W.,
                                                     located adjacent to
                                                     the West Channel of
                                                     Northwest Harbor.
9.............  July--4th, or     Patuxent River,   All waters of the
                 Saturday before   Calvert County,   Patuxent River
                 or after          MD; Safety Zone.  within a 200 yard
                 Independence                        radius of the
                 Day holiday.                        fireworks barge
                                                     located at latitude
                                                     38[deg]19'17'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     076[deg]27'45'' W.,
                                                     approximately 800
                                                     feet from shore at
                                                     Solomons Island,
                                                     MD.
10............  July 3rd........  Chesapeake Bay,   All waters of the
                                   Chesapeake        Chesapeake Bay
                                   Beach, MD;        within a 150 yard
                                   Safety Zone.      radius of the
                                                     fireworks barge in
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     38[deg]41'36'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     076[deg]31'30'' W.,
                                                     and within a 150
                                                     yard radius of the
                                                     fireworks barge in
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     38[deg]41'28'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     076[deg]31'29'' W.,
                                                     located near
                                                     Chesapeake Beach,
                                                     Maryland.
11............  July 4th........  Choptank River,   All waters of the
                                   Cambridge, MD;    Choptank River
                                   Safety Zone.      within a 300 yard
                                                     radius of the
                                                     fireworks launch
                                                     site at Great Marsh
                                                     Point, located at
                                                     latitude
                                                     38[deg]35'06'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     076[deg]04'46'' W.
12............  July--2nd, 3rd    Potomac River,    All waters of the
                 or last           Fairview Beach,   Potomac River
                 Saturday.         Charles County,   within a 300 yard
                                   MD; Safety Zone.  radius of the
                                                     fireworks barge in
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     38[deg]19'57'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     077[deg]14'40'' W.,
                                                     located north of
                                                     the shoreline at
                                                     Fairview Beach,
                                                     Virginia.
13............  May--last         Potomac River,    All waters of the
                 Saturday; July    Charles County,   Potomac River
                 4th.              MD; Mount         within an area
                                   Vernon, Safety    bound by a line
                                   Zone.             drawn from the
                                                     following points:
                                                     latitude
                                                     38[deg]42'30'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     077[deg]04'47'' W.;
                                                     thence to latitude
                                                     38[deg]42'18'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     077[deg]04'42'' W.;
                                                     thence to latitude
                                                     38[deg]42'11'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     077[deg]05'10'' W.;
                                                     thence to latitude
                                                     38[deg]42'22'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     077[deg]05'12'' W.;
                                                     thence to point of
                                                     origin located
                                                     along the Potomac
                                                     River shoreline at
                                                     George Washington's
                                                     Mount Vernon
                                                     Estate, Fairfax
                                                     County, VA.

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14............  October--1st      Dukeharts         All waters of the
                 Saturday.         Channel,          Potomac River
                                   Potomac River,    within a 300 yard
                                   MD; Safety Zone.  radius of the
                                                     fireworks barge in
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     38[deg]13'27'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     076[deg]44'48'' W.,
                                                     located adjacent to
                                                     Dukeharts Channel
                                                     near Coltons Point,
                                                     Maryland.
15............  July--day before  Potomac River,    All waters of the
                 Independence      National          Potomac River
                 Day holiday and   Harbor, MD;       within an area
                 July 4th;         Safety Zone.      bound by a line
                 November--3rd                       drawn from the
                 Thursday, 3rd                       following points:
                 Saturday and                        latitude
                 last Friday;                        38[deg]47'13'' N.,
                 December--1st,                      longitude
                 2nd and 3rd                         077[deg]00'58'' W.;
                 Friday.                             thence to latitude
                                                     38[deg]46'51'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     077[deg]01'15'' W.;
                                                     thence to latitude
                                                     38[deg]47'25'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     077[deg]01'33'' W.;
                                                     thence to latitude
                                                     38[deg]47'32'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     077[deg]01'08'' W.;
                                                     thence to the point
                                                     of origin, located
                                                     at National Harbor,
                                                     Maryland.
16............  Sunday before or  Susquehanna       All waters of the
                 after July 4th,   River, Havre de   Susquehanna River
                 July 4th.         Grace, MD;        within a 300 yard
                                   Safety Zone.      radius of
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     39[deg]32'06'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     076[deg]05'22'' W.,
                                                     located on the
                                                     island at Millard
                                                     Tydings Memorial
                                                     Park.
17............  June and July--   Miles River, St.  All waters of the
                 Saturday before   Michaels, MD;     Miles River within
                 Independence      Safety Zone.      a 200 yard radius
                 Day holiday.                        of approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     38[deg]47'42'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     076[deg]12'51'' W.,
                                                     located at the
                                                     entrance to Long
                                                     Haul Creek.
18............  July 3rd........  Tred Avon River,  All waters of the
                                   Oxford, MD;       Tred Avon River
                                   Safety Zone.      within a 150 yard
                                                     radius of the
                                                     fireworks barge in
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     38[deg]41'24'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     076[deg]10'37'' W.,
                                                     approximately 500
                                                     yards northwest of
                                                     the waterfront at
                                                     Oxford, MD.
19............  July 3rd........  Northeast River,  All waters of the
                                   North East, MD;   Northeast River
                                   Safety Zone.      within a 300 yard
                                                     radius of the
                                                     fireworks barge in
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     39[deg]35'26'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     075[deg]57'00'' W.,
                                                     approximately 400
                                                     yards south of
                                                     North East
                                                     Community Park.
20............  July--1st, 2nd    Upper Potomac     All waters of the
                 or 3rd Saturday.  River,            Upper Potomac River
                                   Washington, DC;   within a 300 yard
                                   Safety Zone.      radius of the
                                                     fireworks barge in
                                                     approximate
                                                     position
                                                     38[deg]48'38'' N.,
                                                     077[deg]01'56'' W.,
                                                     located east of
                                                     Oronoco Bay Park at
                                                     Alexandria,
                                                     Virginia.
21............  March through     Anacostia River,  All waters of the
                 October, at the   Washington, DC;   Anacostia River
                 conclusion of     Safety Zone.      within a 150 yard
                 evening MLB                         radius of the
                 games at                            fireworks barge in
                 Washington                          approximate
                 Nationals Ball                      position latitude
                 Park.                               38[deg]52'13'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     077[deg]00'16'' W.,
                                                     located near the
                                                     Washington
                                                     Nationals Ball
                                                     Park.
22............  June--last        Potomac River,    All waters of the
                 Saturday or       Prince William    Potomac River
                 July--1st         County, VA;       within a 200 yard
                 Saturday; July--  Safety Zone.      radius of the
                 3rd, 4th or                         fireworks barge in
                 last Saturday                       approximate
                 or September--                      position latitude
                 Saturday before                     38[deg]34'09'' N.,
                 Labor Day                           longitude
                 (observed).                         077[deg]15'32'' W.,
                                                     located near Cherry
                                                     Hill, Virginia.
23............  July 4th........  North Atlantic    All waters of the
                                   Ocean, Ocean      North Atlantic
                                   City, MD;         Ocean in an area
                                   Safety Zone.      bound by the
                                                     following points:
                                                     latitude
                                                     38[deg]19'39.9''
                                                     N., longitude
                                                     075[deg]05'03.2''
                                                     W.; thence to
                                                     latitude
                                                     38[deg]19'36.7''
                                                     N., longitude
                                                     075[deg]04'53.5''
                                                     W.; thence to
                                                     latitude
                                                     38[deg]19'45.6''
                                                     N., longitude
                                                     075[deg]04'49.3''
                                                     W.; thence to
                                                     latitude
                                                     38[deg]19'49.1''
                                                     N., longitude
                                                     075[deg]05'00.5''
                                                     W.; thence to point
                                                     of origin. The size
                                                     of the safety zone
                                                     extends
                                                     approximately 300
                                                     yards offshore from
                                                     the fireworks
                                                     launch area located
                                                     at the high water
                                                     mark on the beach.
24............  May--Sunday       Isle of Wight     All waters of Isle
                 before Memorial   Bay, Ocean        of Wight Bay within
                 Day (observed).   City, MD;         a 200 yard radius
                 June 29th; July   Safety Zone.      of the fireworks
                 4th and July                        barge in
                 every Sunday.                       approximate
                 August--1st                         position latitude
                 Sunday and                          38[deg]22'31'' N.,
                 Sunday before                       longitude
                 Labor Day                           075[deg]04'34'' W.
                 (observed).
25............  July 4th........  Assawoman Bay,    All waters of
                                   Fenwick Island--  Assawoman Bay
                                   Ocean City, MD;   within a 360 yard
                                   Safety Zone.      radius of the
                                                     fireworks launch
                                                     location on the
                                                     pier at the West
                                                     end of Northside
                                                     Park, in
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     38[deg]25'55'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     075[deg]03'53'' W.
26............  July 4th;         Baltimore         All waters of
                 December 31st.    Harbor,           Baltimore Harbor,
                                   Baltimore Inner   Patapsco River,
                                   Harbor, MD;       within a 280 yard
                                   Safety Zone.      radius of a
                                                     fireworks barge in
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     39[deg]16'36.7''
                                                     N., longitude
                                                     076[deg]35'53.8''
                                                     W., located
                                                     northwest of the
                                                     Domino Sugar
                                                     refinery wharf at
                                                     Baltimore,
                                                     Maryland.
27............  Thursday before   Chester River,    All waters of
                 July 4th          Kent Island       Chester River, Kent
                 (observed); and   Narrows, MD,      Narrows North
                 or July 4th.      Safety Zone.      Approach, within a
                                                     300 yard radius of
                                                     the fireworks
                                                     launch site at Kent
                                                     Island in
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     38[deg]58'44.4''
                                                     N., longitude
                                                     076[deg]14'51.7''
                                                     W., in Queen Anne's
                                                     County, MD.

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28............  Sunday before or  Susquehanna       All waters of the
                 after July 4th,   River, Havre de   Susquehanna River
                 July 4th.         Grace, MD;        within a 300 yard
                                   Safety Zone.      radius of the
                                                     fireworks barge in
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     39[deg]32'42'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     076[deg]04'29'' W.,
                                                     located east of the
                                                     waterfront at Havre
                                                     de Grace, MD.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
            (c.) Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads--COTP Zone
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1.............  July 4th........  Linkhorn Bay,     All waters of the
                                   Virginia Beach,   Linkhorn Bay within
                                   VA, Safety Zone.  a 400 yard radius
                                                     of the fireworks
                                                     display in
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     36[deg]52'20'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     076[deg]00'38'' W.,
                                                     located near the
                                                     Cavalier Golf and
                                                     Yacht Club,
                                                     Virginia Beach,
                                                     Virginia.
2.............  September--last   York River, West  All waters of the
                 Friday or         Point, VA,        York River near
                 October--1st      Safety Zone.      West Point, VA
                 Friday.                             within a 400 yard
                                                     radius of the
                                                     fireworks display
                                                     located in
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     37[deg]31'25'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     076[deg]47'19'' W.
3.............  July 4th........  York River,       All waters of the
                                   Yorktown, VA,     York River within a
                                   Safety Zone.      400 yard radius of
                                                     the fireworks
                                                     display in
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     37[deg]14'14'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     076[deg]30'02'' W.,
                                                     located near
                                                     Yorktown, Virginia.
4.............  July 4th, July    James River,      All waters of the
                 5th, July 6th,    Newport News,     James River within
                 or July 7th.      VA, Safety Zone.  a 325 yard radius
                                                     of the fireworks
                                                     barge in
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     36[deg]58'30'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     076[deg]26'19'' W.,
                                                     located in the
                                                     vicinity of the
                                                     Newport News
                                                     Shipyard, Newport
                                                     News, Virginia.
5.............  June--4th         Chesapeake Bay,   All waters of the
                 Friday; July--    Norfolk, VA,      Chesapeake Bay
                 1st Friday;       Safety Zone.      within a 400 yard
                 July 4th.                           radius of the
                                                     fireworks display
                                                     located in position
                                                     latitude
                                                     36[deg]57'21'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     076[deg]15'00'' W.,
                                                     located near Ocean
                                                     View Fishing Pier.
6.............  July 4th or 5th.  Chesapeake Bay,   All waters of the
                                   Virginia Beach,   Chesapeake Bay 400
                                   VA, Safety Zone.  yard radius of the
                                                     fireworks display
                                                     in approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     36[deg]55'02'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     076[deg]03'27'' W.,
                                                     located at the
                                                     First Landing State
                                                     Park at Virginia
                                                     Beach, Virginia.
7.............  July 4th;         Elizabeth River,  All waters of the
                 December 31st,    Southern          Elizabeth River
                 January--1st.     Branch,           Southern Branch in
                                   Norfolk, VA,      an area bound by
                                   Safety Zone.      the following
                                                     points: latitude
                                                     36[deg]50'54.8''
                                                     N., longitude
                                                     076[deg]18'10.7''
                                                     W.; thence to
                                                     latitude
                                                     36[deg]51'7.9'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     076[deg]18'01'' W.;
                                                     thence to latitude
                                                     36[deg]50'45.6''
                                                     N., longitude
                                                     076[deg]17'44.2''
                                                     W.; thence to
                                                     latitude
                                                     36[deg]50'29.6''
                                                     N., longitude
                                                     076[deg]17'23.2''
                                                     W.; thence to
                                                     latitude
                                                     36[deg]50'7.7'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     076[deg]17'32.3''
                                                     W.; thence to
                                                     latitude
                                                     36[deg]49'58'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     076[deg]17'28.6''
                                                     W.; thence to
                                                     latitude
                                                     36[deg]49'52.6''
                                                     N., longitude
                                                     076[deg]17'43.8''
                                                     W.; thence to
                                                     latitude
                                                     36[deg]50'27.2''
                                                     N., longitude
                                                     076[deg]17'45.3''
                                                     W. thence to the
                                                     point of origin.
8.............  July--3rd         John H. Kerr      All waters of John
                 Saturday.         Reservoir,        H. Kerr Reservoir
                                   Clarksville,      within a 400 yard
                                   VA, Safety Zone.  radius of
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     36[deg]37'51'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     078[deg]32'50'' W.,
                                                     located near the
                                                     center span of the
                                                     State Route 15
                                                     Highway Bridge.
9.............  June, July,       North Atlantic    All waters of the
                 August, and       Ocean, Virginia   North Atlantic
                 September--ever   Beach, VA,        Ocean within a 1000
                 y Wednesday,      Safety Zone. A.   yard radius of the
                 Thursday,                           center located near
                 Friday,                             the shoreline at
                 Saturday and                        approximate
                 Sunday. July                        position latitude
                 4th.                                36[deg]51'12'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     075[deg]58'06'' W.,
                                                     located off the
                                                     beach between 17th
                                                     and 31st streets.
10............  September--last   North Atlantic    All waters of the
                 Saturday or       Ocean, VA         North Atlantic
                 October--1st      Beach, VA,        Ocean within a 350
                 Saturday.         Safety Zone. B.   yard radius of
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     36[deg]50'35'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     075[deg]58'09'' W.,
                                                     located on the 14th
                                                     Street Fishing
                                                     Pier.
11............  Friday, Saturday  North Atlantic    All waters of the
                 and Sunday        Ocean, VA         North Atlantic
                 Labor Day         Beach, VA,        Ocean within a 350
                 Weekend.          Safety Zone. C.   yard radius of
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     36[deg]49'55'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     075[deg]58'00'' W.,
                                                     located off the
                                                     beach between 2nd
                                                     and 6th streets.
12............  July 4th........  Nansemond River,  All waters of the
                                   Suffolk, VA,      Nansemond River
                                   Safety Zone.      within a 350 yard
                                                     radius of
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     36[deg]44'27'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     076[deg]34'42'' W.,
                                                     located near
                                                     Constant's Wharf in
                                                     Suffolk, VA.
13............  July 4th........  Chickahominy      All waters of the
                                   River,            Chickahominy River
                                   Williamsburg,     within a 400 yard
                                   VA, Safety Zone.  radius of the
                                                     fireworks display
                                                     in approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     37[deg]14'50'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     076[deg]52'17'' W.,
                                                     near Barrets Point,
                                                     Virginia.
14............  July--3rd, 4th    Great Wicomico    All waters of the
                 and 5th.          River, Mila,      Great Wicomico
                                   VA, Safety Zone.  River located
                                                     within a 420 foot
                                                     radius of the
                                                     fireworks display
                                                     at approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     37[deg]50'31'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     076[deg]19'42'' W.
                                                     near Mila,
                                                     Virginia.

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15............  July--1st         Cockrell's        All waters of
                 Friday,           Creek,            Cockrell's Creek
                 Saturday and      Reedville, VA,    located within a
                 Sunday.           Safety Zone.      420 foot radius of
                                                     the fireworks
                                                     display at
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     37[deg]49'54'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     076[deg]16'44'' W.
                                                     near Reedville,
                                                     Virginia.
16............  May--last Sunday  James River,      All waters of the
                                   Richmond, VA,     James River located
                                   Safety Zone.      within a 420 foot
                                                     radius of the
                                                     fireworks display
                                                     at approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     37[deg]31'13.1''
                                                     N., longitude
                                                     077[deg]25'07.84''
                                                     W. near Richmond,
                                                     Virginia.
17............  June--last        Rappahannock      All waters of the
                 Saturday.         River,            Rappahannock River
                                   Tappahannock,     located within a
                                   VA, Safety Zone.  400 foot radius of
                                                     the fireworks
                                                     display at
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     37[deg]55'12'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     076[deg]49'12'' W.
                                                     near Tappahannock,
                                                     Virginia.
18............  July 4th,         Cape Charles      All waters of Cape
                 August--1st       Harbor, Cape      Charles Harbor
                 Friday,           Charles, VA,      located within a
                 Saturday and      Safety Zone.      375 foot radius of
                 Sunday, and                         the fireworks
                 December 31st.                      display at
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     37[deg]15'46.5''
                                                     N., longitude
                                                     076[deg]01'30.3''
                                                     W. near Cape
                                                     Charles, Virginia.
19............  July 3rd or 4th.  Pagan River,      All waters of the
                                   Smithfield, VA,   Pagan River located
                                   Safety Zone.      within a 420 foot
                                                     radius of the
                                                     fireworks display
                                                     at approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     36[deg]59'18'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     076[deg]37'45'' W.
                                                     near Smithfield,
                                                     Virginia.
20............  July 4th........  Sandbridge        All waters of
                                   Shores,           Sandbridge Shores
                                   Virginia Beach,   located within a
                                   VA, Safety Zone.  300 foot radius of
                                                     the fireworks
                                                     display at
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     36[deg]43'24.9''
                                                     N., longitude
                                                     075[deg]56'24.9''
                                                     W. near Virginia
                                                     Beach, Virginia.
21............  July 4th, 5th or  Chesapeake Bay,   All waters of
                 6th.              Virginia Beach,   Chesapeake Bay
                                   VA, Safety Zone.  located within a
                                                     600 foot radius of
                                                     the fireworks
                                                     display at
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     36[deg]54'58.18''
                                                     N., longitude
                                                     076[deg]06'44.3''
                                                     W. near Virginia
                                                     Beach, Virginia.
22............  July 3rd, 4th     Urbanna Creek,    All waters of
                 and 5th.          Urbanna, VA;      Urbanna Creek
                                   Safety Zone.      within a 350 foot
                                                     radius of the
                                                     fireworks launch
                                                     site at latitude
                                                     37[deg]38'09'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     076[deg]34'03'' W.,
                                                     located on land
                                                     near the east
                                                     shoreline of
                                                     Urbanna Creek and
                                                     south of Bailey
                                                     Point.
23............  April--August,    Elizabeth River   All waters of the
                 every Friday      Eastern Branch,   Eastern Branch of
                 and Saturday;     Norfolk, VA;      Elizabeth River
                 July 2nd, 3rd,    Safety Zone.      within the area
                 4th and 5th;                        along the shoreline
                 last Sunday in                      immediately
                 August; and                         adjacent to Harbor
                 Friday,                             Park Stadium ball
                 Saturday and                        park and outward
                 Sunday of Labor                     into the river
                 day weekend.                        bound by a line
                                                     drawn from latitude
                                                     36[deg]50'29.65''
                                                     N., longitude
                                                     076[deg]16'48.9''
                                                     W., thence south to
                                                     36[deg]50'28.79''
                                                     N., longitude
                                                     076[deg]16'49.12''
                                                     W., thence east to
                                                     36[deg]50'26.74''
                                                     N., longitude
                                                     076[deg]16'39.54''
                                                     W., thence north to
                                                     36[deg]50'27.7''
                                                     N., longitude
                                                     076[deg]16'39.36''
                                                     W. terminating at
                                                     the SW corner of
                                                     Harbor Park finger
                                                     pier.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
            (d.) Coast Guard Sector North Carolina--COTP Zone
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1.............  July 4th;         Morehead City     All waters of the
                 October--1st      Harbor Channel,   Morehead City
                 Saturday.         NC, Safety Zone.  Harbor Channel that
                                                     fall within a 360
                                                     yard radius of
                                                     latitude
                                                     34[deg]43'01'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     076[deg]42'59.6''
                                                     W., a position
                                                     located at the west
                                                     end of Sugar Loaf
                                                     Island, NC.
2.............  April--2nd        Cape Fear River,  All waters of the
                 Saturday; July    Wilmington, NC,   Cape Fear River
                 4th; August--     Safety Zone.      within an area
                 3rd Monday;                         bound by a line
                 October--1st                        drawn from the
                 Saturday.                           following points:
                                                     Latitude
                                                     34[deg]13'54'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     077[deg]57'06'' W.;
                                                     thence northeast to
                                                     latitude
                                                     34[deg]13'57'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     077[deg]57'05'' W.;
                                                     thence north to
                                                     latitude
                                                     34[deg]14'11'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     077[deg]57'07'' W.;
                                                     thence northwest to
                                                     latitude
                                                     34[deg]14'22'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     077[deg]57'19'' W.;
                                                     thence east to
                                                     latitude
                                                     34[deg]14'22'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     077[deg]57'06'' W.;
                                                     thence southeast to
                                                     latitude
                                                     34[deg]14'07'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     077[deg]57'00'' W.;
                                                     thence south to
                                                     latitude
                                                     34[deg]13'54'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     077[deg]56'58'' W.;
                                                     thence to the point
                                                     of origin, located
                                                     approximately 500
                                                     yards north of Cape
                                                     Fear Memorial
                                                     Bridge.
3.............  July 1st          Green Creek and   All waters of Green
                 Saturday and      Smith Creek,      Creek and Smith
                 July 4th.         Oriental, NC,     Creek that fall
                                   Safety Zone.      within a 300 yard
                                                     radius of the
                                                     fireworks launch
                                                     site at latitude
                                                     35[deg]01'29.6''
                                                     N., longitude
                                                     076[deg]42'10.4''
                                                     W., located near
                                                     the entrance to the
                                                     Neuse River in the
                                                     vicinity of
                                                     Oriental, NC.
4.............  July 4th........  Pasquotank        All waters of the
                                   River,            Pasquotank River
                                   Elizabeth City,   within a 300 yard
                                   NC, Safety Zone.  radius of the
                                                     fireworks launch
                                                     barge in
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     36[deg]17'47'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     076[deg]12'17'' W.,
                                                     located
                                                     approximately 400
                                                     yards north of
                                                     Cottage Point, NC.

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5.............  July 4th, or      Currituck Sound,  All waters of the
                 July 5th.         Corolla, NC,      Currituck Sound
                                   Safety Zone.      within a 300 yard
                                                     radius of the
                                                     fireworks launch
                                                     site in approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     36[deg]22'23.8''
                                                     N., longitude
                                                     075[deg]49'56.3''
                                                     W., located near
                                                     Whale Head Bay.
6.............  July 4th;         Middle Sound,     All waters of the
                 November--3rd     Figure Eight      Figure Eight Island
                 Saturday.         Island, NC,       Causeway Channel
                                   Safety Zone.      from latitude
                                                     34[deg]16'32'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     077[deg]45'32'' W.,
                                                     thence east along
                                                     the marsh to a
                                                     position located at
                                                     latitude
                                                     34[deg]16'19'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     077[deg]44'55'' W.,
                                                     thence south to the
                                                     causeway at
                                                     position latitude
                                                     34[deg]16'16'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     077[deg]44'58'' W.,
                                                     thence west along
                                                     the shoreline to
                                                     position latitude
                                                     34[deg]16'29'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     077[deg]45'34'' W.,
                                                     thence back to the
                                                     point of origin.
7.............  June--2nd         Pamlico River,    All waters of
                 Saturday; July    Washington, NC,   Pamlico River and
                 4th.              Safety Zone.      Tar River within a
                                                     300 yard radius of
                                                     latitude
                                                     35[deg]32'25'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     077[deg]03'42'' W.,
                                                     a position located
                                                     on the southwest
                                                     shore of the
                                                     Pamlico River,
                                                     Washington, NC.
8.............  July 4th........  Neuse River, New  All waters of the
                                   Bern, NC,         Neuse River within
                                   Safety Zone.      a 360 yard radius
                                                     of the fireworks
                                                     barge in
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     35[deg]06'07.1''
                                                     N., longitude
                                                     077[deg]01'35.8''
                                                     W.; located 420
                                                     yards north of the
                                                     New Bern, Twin
                                                     Span, high-rise
                                                     bridge.
9.............  July 4th........  Edenton Bay,      All waters within a
                                   Edenton, NC,      300 yard radius of
                                   Safety Zone.      position latitude
                                                     36[deg]03'04'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     076[deg]36'18'' W.,
                                                     approximately 150
                                                     yards south of the
                                                     entrance to Queen
                                                     Anne Creek,
                                                     Edenton, NC.
10............  July 4th.         Motts Channel,    All waters of Motts
                 November--Satur   Banks Channel,    Channel within a
                 day following     Wrightsville      500 yard radius of
                 Thanksgiving      Beach, NC,        the fireworks
                 Day.              Safety Zone.      launch site in
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     34[deg]12'29'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     077[deg]48'27'' W.,
                                                     approximately 560
                                                     yards south of Sea
                                                     Path Marina,
                                                     Wrightsville Beach,
                                                     NC.
11............  July 4th........  Cape Fear River,  All waters of the
                                   Southport, NC,    Cape Fear River
                                   Safety Zone.      within a 600 yard
                                                     radius of the
                                                     fireworks barge in
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     33[deg]54'40'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     078[deg]01'18'' W.,
                                                     approximately 700
                                                     yards south of the
                                                     waterfront at
                                                     Southport, NC.
12............  July 4th........  Big Foot Slough,  All waters of Big
                                   Ocracoke, NC,     Foot Slough within
                                   Safety Zone.      a 300 yard radius
                                                     of the fireworks
                                                     launch site in
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     35[deg]06'54'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     075[deg]59'24'' W.,
                                                     approximately 100
                                                     yards west of the
                                                     Silver Lake
                                                     Entrance Channel at
                                                     Ocracoke, NC.
13............  August--1st       New River,        All waters of the
                 Tuesday.          Jacksonville,     New River within a
                                   NC, Safety Zone.  300 yard radius of
                                                     the fireworks
                                                     launch site in
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     34[deg]44'45'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     077[deg]26'18'' W.,
                                                     approximately one
                                                     half mile south of
                                                     the Hwy 17 Bridge,
                                                     Jacksonville, North
                                                     Carolina.
14............  July 4th........  Pantego Creek,    All waters on the
                                   Belhaven, NC,     Pantego Creek
                                   Safety Zone.      within a 600 foot
                                                     radius of the
                                                     launch site on land
                                                     at position
                                                     35[deg]32'35'' N.,
                                                     076[deg]37'46'' W.
15............  July 4th........  Atlantic          All waters of the
                                   Intracoastal      Atlantic
                                   Waterway,         Intracoastal
                                   Swansboro, NC,    Waterway within a
                                   Safety Zone.      300 yard radius of
                                                     approximate
                                                     position latitude
                                                     34[deg]41'02'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     077[deg]07'04'' W.,
                                                     located on Pelican
                                                     Island.
16............  September--4th    Shallowbag Bay,   All waters of
                 or last           Manteo, NC;       Shallowbag Bay
                 Saturday.         Safety Zone.      within a 200 yard
                                                     radius of a
                                                     fireworks barge
                                                     anchored at
                                                     latitude
                                                     35[deg]54'31'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     075[deg]39'42'' W.
17............  May--3rd          Pasquotank        All waters of the
                 Saturday.         River;            Pasquotank River
                                   Elizabeth City,   within a 300 yard
                                   NC; Safety Zone.  radius of the
                                                     fireworks barge at
                                                     latitude
                                                     36[deg]17'47'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     076[deg]12'17'' W.,
                                                     located north of
                                                     Cottage Point at
                                                     the shoreline of
                                                     the Pasquotank
                                                     River.
18............  October--2nd      Atlantic          All waters of the
                 Saturday.         Intracoastal      Atlantic
                                   Waterway; Bogue   Intracoastal
                                   Inlet,            Waterway within a
                                   Swansboro, NC;    300 yard radius of
                                   Safety Zone.      the fireworks
                                                     launch site at
                                                     latitude
                                                     34[deg]41'02'' N.,
                                                     longitude
                                                     077[deg]07'04'' W.,
                                                     located at Bogue
                                                     Inlet, near
                                                     Swansboro, NC.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ As noted in paragraph (d) of this section, the enforcement period
  for each of the listed safety zones is subject to change.


    Dated: April 5, 2016.
Robert J. Tarantino,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District 
Acting.
[FR Doc. 2016-09288 Filed 4-21-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9110-04-M